Reportage from the Chechen War, with exclusive filming with Russian Special Forces, Chechen fighters, refugees, and university students trying to pursue their education in the war zone. In this scene, Russian Special Forces are on a ‘cleansing mission’. Seven years after the broadcast, the body of this young man was discovered in hidden grave. Nobody was charged.
"Secretary Powell even saw the program and thought it was really great. PS: And Secretary Powell sent a copy of the tape to the President...."
Official at US State Department
Vladimir Putin began his as a top Russian spy. But as President he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And what made Washington and London then turn against him? For the first time Putin’s top colleagues - and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him - tell the inside story. In this scene, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice meets her counterpart Sergei Ivanov (then Minister of Defence, currently Kremlin Chief of Staff) at the SORT treaty signing in 2002.
Hosted by actor, author, and activist Stephen Fry, RUSSIA’S OPEN BOOK celebrates contemporary Russian authors carrying on one of the world’s greatest literary traditions.
“You may think Russian literature is no more than a catalogue of suffering and misery and woe,” says Fry, “but actually it’s so much more than that. There’s so much joy, there’s so much hope, there’s so much about the human spirit in it.”
The story of the war in the former Yugoslavia, filmed during the conflict with contributions from the leaders of all the warring parties. DEATH OF YUGOSLAVIA is no. 87 on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest British television programs of any genre ever to have been screened. In this scene, how the Bosnian City of Zvornik was 'cleansed' of its Bosniak population in the spring of 1992.