Vladimir Putin, after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President and declared his United Russia party the winner in parliamentary elections that have widely been seen as fraudulent, causing mass protests in Moscow and elsewhere with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets.
1. Taking Control – Putin gives a prophetic warning about Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban.
2. Democracy Threatens – Leonid Kuchma talks about the election of his successor in 2004 and Putin’s involvement.
3. War – Political figures discuss the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008.
4. New Start – The inside story of Barack Obama’s relationship with the Kremlin.