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Looks like another documentary featuring Putin on Rossiya-24 is going to air soon:


https://youtu.be/_8EdO6G-BQ8?feature=player_embedded

http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/04/russian-blogosphere-survey-for-april-24.html

On Sunday the Rossiya-24 channel will run the film "President," in which Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Russia in the late 1990s, when the country was being governed by pro-Western liberal economists. The blogger Fritzmorgen notes that Putin has managed to convince Russia's liberal economists not only that at the moment friendship between US and Russia is impossible, but also that the US is no longer a country that stands for economic liberalism, as there has been more and more criticism of US global economic policies emanating from people who used to view the US as an example to emulate. Putin also succeeded in preventing the economic liberals from becoming a systemic opposition force.

I hope it gets translated!
 

A Jay

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I had the subtitles of the video translated into English, and at the end when it shows Putin walking through a doorway it says "15 years of a new swimming pool". Somehow, I don't think that's right. :lol2:
 

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A Jay said:
I had the subtitles of the video translated into English, and at the end when it shows Putin walking through a doorway it says "15 years of a new swimming pool". Somehow, I don't think that's right. :lol2:

:lol: It's actually "new Russia".
 

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Keit said:
A Jay said:
I had the subtitles of the video translated into English, and at the end when it shows Putin walking through a doorway it says "15 years of a new swimming pool". Somehow, I don't think that's right. :lol2:

:lol: It's actually "new Russia".

That makes MUCH more sense. :lol:
 

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Документальный фильм "Президент" Россия 1

Документальный фильм "Президент" Россия 1
Рассказ Соловьева о съемках.

Documentary "President" Russia 1
Solovyov's story about shootings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W0H1dW8u3s

Сам фильм размещу позже.
I will place the movie later.
 

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Very interesting film and very tense emotionally. It is a condensed review of all most significant turning points in both Russia's and global history: Iraq war, 911, Syria, Chechnya, Crimea and more.

In response to questions about the reasons of his stunning ratings and popularity, Putin said that he comes from a family of a very humble origin and never belonged to elites which helps him to always feel the worst woes of ordinary people and help them. That's why he is supported by 80 percent of Russians - by the ordinary people primarily - despite all the hardships that Russia has to face. Ordinary people understand and know him better than the bureaucrats and intelligentsia, said one famous Russian artist.

Putin confessed that although he worked for 20 years for the intelligence service and thought that he knew the system from the inside, he was shocked when he came into politics because "no intelligence agent can be compared to a politician."

In the film you can see him speaking German, French, English and some other languages. :flowers:
 

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Awesome, Siberia, thanks for the review!

Haven't watched the movie yet, so looking forward to seeing it tomorrow. Putin's remark about politics is very revealing, though not surprising.
 

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Here's a short text version.

Looking Through 15 Years of Power: Putin Unveils Never Known Details

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150426/1021397605.html#ixzz3YRtVexwd

"Once, our intelligence services registered direct contacts between militants from the North Caucasus and representatives of the United States intelligence services in Azerbaijan."
 

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Have also just found some more details of the film in English:

The documentary is based on an interview by Russian TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov with Putin and focuses on landmark events in Russia's modern history over the past 15 years.

North Caucasus

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired on the Rossiya-1 television channel Sunday that the leaders of foreign states had told him that in 2000s they had believed that Russia would stop existing in its borders after the situation in the North Caucasus had intensified.

"I read various documents while being the head of FSB [Russian Federal Security Service], including the interception of international terrorists' conversations, they wrote to each other 'It is a unique historical moment — we have an opportunity to rend the Caucasus off from Russia — now or never,'" the Russian president said.

"My colleagues, many presidents, prime ministers, told me then that they had decided for themselves that Russia would stop existing in its current form. The only question was — when it would happen and what would be the consequences. Meaning that it [Russia] is a major nuclear power."

Russian intelligence services once uncovered direct links between US intelligence and militants from the North Caucasus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired on the Rossiya-1 television channel Sunday.

"Once, our intelligence services registered direct contacts between militants from the North Caucasus and representatives of United States intelligence services in Azerbaijan."

The Russian leader added that then he had informed his American counterpart about this fact, however, in ten days the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) received a letter from their colleagues in Washington that the US would continue to maintain contact with all opposition forces in Russia.

"No way, never one should even try to use terrorists to solve his short-term political or even geopolitical goals. Because if you support them in one place, they will raise their heads in the other and will certainly hit those who supported them yesterday," Putin said.

Geopolitical Worldview

"Someone there [in the US], especially intelligence agencies of the Western countries, apparently thought that if someone acted in order to destabilize the main geopolitical rival, as we now understand they considered Russia, this move was for the good. It turned out that it was wrong."

Putin said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia hoped that the West would treat the country differently, however, "there are also geopolitical interests that are not connected to any ideology."

"Our partners should have taken into account that a country like Russia has and cannot afford not to have its geopolitical interests, and that it was necessary to try to find balance and look for mutually acceptable solutions while treating each other with respect."

Crimea's Reunification With Russia

Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia could not leave the Crimean people who wanted to return to Russia and did not want to be ruled by extreme nationalists who had come to power in Ukraine.

"I told them [the Western leaders] that the people are a vital issue for us. I do not know what interests do you protect, but we are defending our [interests] until the end. And this is an extremely important thing," Putin said.

"I believe that we did the right thing, and I do not regret anything."

Russia and International Law

Putin is convinced that Russia is not violating any rules and is acting in accordance with international law.

"But the so-called rulers, political and economic elites of these countries love us only when we are poor and are begging with an outstretched hand. As soon as we begin to speak about our interests, they feel geopolitical rivalry."

"I am deeply convinced that we do not violate any rules of the game. When I say the rules of the game, I mean, first of all, international law, the Charter of the United Nations, and all that is connected with it. This refers to our relations with Ukraine, it refers to the situation in Crimea, it refers to our efforts with regard to the fight against international terrorism in other regions of the world," Putin said.

Sanctions as an Attempt to Contain Russia

Sanctions are an attempt to contain Russia, Vladimir Putin said.

"We see these attempts during all the history of Russia since the Tsarist-era. This attempt to contain Russia is known for a while, for centuries. There is nothing new in this. We do not have to worry."

The West starts to antagonize Moscow's attempts to speak about its concerns regarding NATO's eastward expansion and the alliance's military infrastructure near Russian borders, the Russian president said.

"And today it has taken such a form that we see. The so-called sanctions," he said.

Vladimir Putin served as Russia's Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000. On December 31, 1999, he became acting president after his predecessor Boris Yeltsin resigned unexpectedly. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election and served as Russian president from 2000 to 2008. After serving as prime minister from 2008 to 2012, he was re-elected to the presidency in 2012.
 

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Как и обещал, ниже само видео:
As well as I promised, video is lower:

Видео с сайта russia.tv
Фильм-интервью приурочен к 15-летию пребывания у власти Владимира Владимировича Путина

http://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/59329/
2:31:12

Video from the site russia.tv
The movie interview is dated for the 15 anniversary of stay in power of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
 
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