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 Narrator 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Ivanov ...
 Himself - Minister of Defence, Russia / ... 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Prikhodko ...
 Himself - National Security Adviser, Russia / ... 4 episodes, 2011
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 Herself - Secretary of State, U.S. / ... 4 episodes, 2011
Dan Fried ...
 Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Stephen Hadley ...
 Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S. / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Sergey Lavrov ...
 Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
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 Himself - Secretary of State, U.S. / ... 3 episodes, 2011
George Robertson ...
 Himself - Secretary General, NATO / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Mikhail Saakashvili ...
 Himself - President of Georgia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Anatoly Antonov ...
 Himself - Chief Nuclear Negotiator, Russia 2 episodes, 2011
Bill Burns ...
 Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Russia / ... 2 episodes, 2011
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 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Igor Ivanov ...
 Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia 2 episodes, 2011
Alexei Kudrin ...
 Himself - Minister of Finance / ... 2 episodes, 2011
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 Himself - President of Russia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Lyudmila Alexeyeva ...
 Herself - Moscow Helsinki Group 1 episode, 2011
Tony Brenton ...
 Himself - UK Ambassador to Russia 1 episode, 2011
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Nino Burjanadze ...
 Herself - Speaker of Georgian Parliament 1 episode, 2011
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Arkady Dvorkovich ...
 Himself - Medvedev Adviser 1 episode, 2011
Eric Edelman ...
 Himself - Under-Secretary of Defense, U.S. 1 episode, 2011
Rose Gottemoeller ...
 Herself - Chief U.S. Negotiator 1 episode, 2011
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne ...
 Himself - Diplomatic Adviser to Chirac 1 episode, 2011
German Gref ...
 Himself - Economics Minister 1 episode, 2011
Andrei Illarionov ...
 Himself - Putin's Economic Adviser 1 episode, 2011
James Jones ...
 Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S. 1 episode, 2011
Grigory Karasin ...
 Himself - Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia 1 episode, 2011
Mikhail Kasyanov ...
 Himself - Prime Minister 1 episode, 2011
Leonid Kuchma ...
 Himself - President of Ukraine 1 episode, 2011
Marat Kulakhmetov ...
 Himself - Commander, Peacekeepers, South Ossetia 1 episode, 2011
Mamuka Kurashvili ...
 Himself - Georgian Peacekeeper 1 episode, 2011
Aleksander Kwasniewski ...
 Himself - President of Poland 1 episode, 2011
Jean-David Levitte ...
 Himself - Diplomatic Adviser, France 1 episode, 2011
Sergei Markov ...
 Himself - Kremlin Adviser 1 episode, 2011
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 Himself - Obama's Russian Adviser 1 episode, 2011
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 Himself - Foreign Secretary, UK 1 episode, 2011
Dmitry Muratov ...
 Himself - Editor, Novaya Gazeta 1 episode, 2011
Leonid Nevzlin ...
 Himself - Co-owner, Yukos Oil 1 episode, 2011
Gleb Pavlovsky ...
 Himself - Kremlin Adviser 1 episode, 2011
Jonathan Powell ...
 Himself - Chief of Staff, UK Prime Minister 1 episode, 2011
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 Himself - Russian President 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Ryabkov ...
 Himself - Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia 1 episode, 2011
Oleh Rybachuk ...
 Himself - Opposition Campaign Manager, Ukraine 1 episode, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy ...
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Putin, Russia and the West is a four-part British documentary television series first shown in January and February 2012 on BBC Two about the relationship between Vladimir Putin's Russia and the West. The series is produced by Norma Percy, whose previous series include The Death of Yugoslavia, Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace, and Iran and the West.

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Extraordinarily revealing and authoritative
9 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I am amazed at the number of 1 votes for this excellent program. Maybe not enough "hotties" in it? Or people who thought it might be another reality program?

This program is not entertainment but extremely informative (and nevertheless entertaining) for those of us who care about the world we live in and what is going on in it that might affect us. I might well have skipped it myself in favour of Borgen or some such light entertainment but I am glad I didn't. The number of highly placed officials who give their views is extraordinary; apart from the presidents themselves it seems everyone close to them was interviewed and gave their thoughts on each other's actions and plans. No doubt their comments were given in a self-justificatory spirit as some slight inconsistencies showed but it was still remarkably candid. I learned a lot I feel, about that rather enigmatic neighbour of Europe's, Russia, and was left feeling more sympathetic towards all the countries and their politicians mentioned.

I have seen this described as Western propaganda but I have to say I found myself sympathising more and more with the Russians who find themselves trying to convert an almost 19th century feudal system into a 21st century capitalist democracy.


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