Biography

PUTIN: THE NEW TSAR

How did a poor boy from a tiny flat at in St Petersburg become one of the world’s most powerful leaders?

Admired by Trump and feared by his rivals, filmed in the build up to his re-election as President of Russia, this film reveals the story of Vladimir Putin’s extraordinary rise to power – from a lowly KGB colonel to Boris Yeltsin’s right-hand man and ultimately his successor.

DURATION

1 x 60 / 1 x 90

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018

PRODUCED BY

Oxford Film and TV

BROADCASTER

BBC2

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Reviews

Director Patrick Forbes assembles a remarkable cast of politicians and participant witnesses, Russian and non- Russian

Television Review, The Moscow Times

A superb BBC documentary, produced to coincide with Russia’s presidential election

Television Review, The Independent

Stuffed with insight and bizarre anecdotes, this documentary about the Russian president could almost be funny if it weren’t so scary

Television Review, The Guardian

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