[Episode 4 of 4]
'In the noughties, Russian democracy becomes a form of show business'
In the final instalment of our Russia mini-series, Tom and Dominic reach the climax of Putin’s rise to power, charting how a former KGB agent managed to climb from relative obscurity to become the uncrowned Tsar of Russia.
The episode also touches on his relationship with oligarchs such as Roman Abramovich, the hall of mirrors he's created, and a look at how his character has changed over the course of his presidency.
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Editor: Vasco Andrade
Producer: Dom Johnson
Exec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack Davenport
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