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Document Russia: The Rise of Vladimir Putin. Putin: Stairway to Power.

This program tracks the career of Vladimir Putin from KGB spymaster for the U.S.S.R. to president of the Russian Federation. Footage of landmark events-the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election and re-election of Boris Yeltsin, the war against Chechnya, terrorist attacks on Moscow are featured, as well as archival interviews with former Stasi official Horst Jemlich, former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky, al Qaeda-trained Chechen army commander Omar ibn al-Khattab, the IMF's Michel Camdessus, former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, and Putin himself. Dist. By Films Media Group.2003. 49 min.

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