The documentary presents a thought-provoking insight into one of the most powerful leaders of our time. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy has long been a topic of discussion, with many accusing him of attempting to destabilize Russia’s neighboring states. From the Chechen war to the annexation of Crimea and military interventions in Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic and Venezuela, Putin’s desire to exert his military power over foreign states seemingly knows no bounds. His actions have not just stirred unrest within Russia, but globally.
Yet, as the documentary shows, Putin’s tactics are not only military. His regime has also resorted to drastic coercive measures and state-controlled propaganda to consolidate power within Russia. The journalists, human rights activists, and oligarchs interviewed in the documentary paint a picture of a man insatiable for power, whose ultimate goal is to bring neighboring states into Russia’s sphere of influence and prevent democratic societies from emerging. This insightful portrayal brings to life the complex motives and actions of one of the world’s most controversial leaders, who continues to disrupt global politics.