Return of the Czar (#1816)
Almost a decade after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is arguably more free than at any time in its history. But while the West has applauded the market reforms of former President Boris Yeltsin, in Russia there has been collapse. Today, as the country is being militarized, anti-Western propaganda is increasing. In pushing its ideas of reform, did the U.S. turn a blind eye to Kremlin illegality and compromise the moral authority America cultivated throughout the Cold War? As career KGB officer Vladimir Putin, Yeltsin's anointed successor is set to ascend to Russia's presidency, FRONTLINE takes an in-depth look at what Russia has become and why. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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