This is Part 2 of Alexander Gentelev’s excellent documentary about the amazing story of how Vladimir Putin almost single-handedly crushed the 100-odd Russian oligarchs who had rushed in, to take control of everything that wasn’t nailed down in the vast territory that had formerly been known as the Soviet Union, during the 1990s.
The Canadian show, The Human Edge aired this film, a few years back. As the show’s host, Ian Brown quips here, “Tolstoy couldn’t have written this any better!”
This episode covers the fascinating, labyrinthine politics of Russia over the past couple of decades. It is MUST-SEE TV.