The Putin System

The Putin System

2007, Politics  -   47 Comments
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The Putin SystemThe Putin System is a documentary chronicling Putin’s rise to power in Russia along with the implications for ordinary Russian people.

Russia is once again flexing its muscles. This time its weapons are not the Red Army or its nuclear arsenal, but the huge energy resources lying under the Siberian tundra.

Vladimir Putin is the man responsible for the reemergence of Russia as a global power, but how much is really known about him and his ascendance? This film explores his journey to the highest echelons of the Kremlin and contextualizes his rise against a newly belligerent Russia nostalgic for the past glories of the Soviet empire.

This investigative documentary covers 30 years in the history of Russia through the personal history of Vladimir Putin: a man who has single-mindedly played all the rules of the game to reach the throne of power.

Directed by: Jean-Michel Carré

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Changiz Abbasi
Changiz Abbasi
3 years ago

Whole world from the most poor one to richest being rould by Mafia system of Godfathers. There is no different between Putin And Obama. If it wasn't so there couldn't be that majority live in poverty and minority in all they wish. The result is in front of our eyes and just the blind can not see it. Millions of people die because of hunger on our planet every year without one word about the reason of this humanity catastrophe.

Waldo Tim
Waldo Tim
9 years ago

Western Lies!!

Bruno Villela
Bruno Villela
9 years ago

bah, western propaganda, they even changed his quotes.

Dante Robertson
Dante Robertson
11 years ago

Any one who really expected an KGB agent to be an weak ineffective western puppet must be an complete id**t strong nations are built by iron hand men with vision not weak men wanting to be like Europe and america

Lord_Grammer
Lord_Grammer
11 years ago

Dick Cheney @1:10:13! I had to listen to it a few times just to see if he was serious. LMAO
"No one can justify actions that undermine the territorial integriy of a neighbour; or interfere with democratic movements."

Irony is WASTED on these people!

Said this in another post but - At least Tsar Putin is (strangely) quite honest about his ambitions. Scary, when you think about it.

RsonistRakim
RsonistRakim
11 years ago

Since the Bolsheviks the Russians have been under Jewish rule. Once Putin came to power he ordered all the Oligarchs(most of whom are Jewish by birth, not religion) to pay some of the money that they made over unsuspecting everyday common Russian-folk, half did as he said and half fled the country. The ones that fled are now exiled and are never allowed to return, only at their own risk. Its true, Russia literally sits on top of a horde of natural resources but then again those resources belong to them. The UN knows this and is fixated on provoking little warlike acts in between Russia/China/India/and Pakistan. Because we all know the UN cannot just sit back and allow the people to own what's rightfully theirs, they want their little dirty-cold blooded hands on this natural wealth and you can best believe they wont rest assured until they get a piece of the Big Pie. Screw the UN, US, UK, Israel, and Rothschild Tribunal in the City of London, which all of these organizations take their dirty, satanic, shameless, provocative, and merciless orders from in order to further their 6000 year old agenda and become masters at distributing wealth and controlling the masses. Well sorry to burst your Round-Table bubble but you'll need a better plan then that because its way to apparent that you Dirty Rothschild rats are loosing the grip on society that you've held for so long and got used to while the shit was sweet, well the shit is bitter now and its way to obvious that they are trying to take all of us down with them, but I'm not budging.

RsonistRakim
RsonistRakim
11 years ago

Since the Bolsheviks the Russians have been under Jewish rule. Once Putin came to power he ordered all the Oligarchs(most of whom are Jewish by birth, not religion) to pay some of the money that they made over unsuspecting everyday common Russian-folk, half did as he said and half fled the country. The ones that fled are now exiled and are never allowed to return, only at their own risk. Its true, Russia literally sits on top of a horde of natural resources but then again those resources belong to them. The UN knows this and is fixated on provoking little warlike acts in between Russia/China/India/and Pakistan. Because we all know the UN cannot just sit back and allow the people to own what's rightfully theirs, they want their little dirty-cold blooded hands on this natural wealth and you can best believe they wont rest assured until they get a piece of the Big Pie. Screw the UN, US, UK, Israel, and Rothschild Tribunal in the City of London, which all of these organizations take their dirty, satanic, shameless, provocative, and merciless orders from in order to further their 6000 year old agenda and become masters at distributing wealth and controlling the masses. Well sorry to burst your Round-Table bubble but you'll need a better plan then that because its way to apparent that you Dirty Rothschild rats are loosing the grip on society that you've held for so long and got used to while the **** was sweet, well the **** is bitter now and its way to obvious that they are trying to take all of us down with them, but I'm not budging.

sashka85
sashka85
11 years ago

I like Putin in some way...he stopped economic failure of Russia after the Soviet Union collapse, and gave people new hope for a better life,but you can't satisfy everyone... he is very clever ....as in every country,when you have so much power,their is always those who wants to destroy you,and sometimes you need to use your power in an illegal way... but i don't justify crimes...Today we use too much word "democracy" and there is no real democracy nowhere. It's only a word to blind people. Today's governments uses word "democracy" to bomb other countries,but the only true is... to get more power and oil. And Putin has so much oil in his country,so it's means for now Russia is a top player...

Sean MacMahon
Sean MacMahon
11 years ago

lol

The French form of the title is "Le Systeme *Poutine*". As a Canadian that is hilarious to me. :)

Great doc by the way.

John Cury
John Cury
12 years ago

They are making it look like Russia is the only country that has the ***hole problem, every single country on this planet has one or another kind of an ***hole leading it to destruction. Can you please show me a country where elections are really honest and transparent? Can you show me a country that is getting laws in place which give more freedom to people rather then limiting them? No, so let’s all lay back and see where the canoe takes us.

RileyRampant
RileyRampant
12 years ago

an able summary of the putin history, rise to power, consolidation of his ruling party. seemed factual, as well as critical.

the guy is a formidable power broker & wielder. interesting , though, that finally (just since the sham elections of a few weeks ago) there is some bit of reaction to the oligarchy. but its now 4 years since the film was made, and twelve years since he took over.

over a hundred thousand were in the square in moscow last saturday. that's not nothing. some mights say, about time for repression and theft to achieve a measurable popular response.

it was moving when the dissident spoke how his kind never thought the soviet system would be overcome, and then after it did, that it would re-occur. then he started weeping.

jilted_generation
jilted_generation
12 years ago

Let's make this clear, without someone to control diffrent sectors of our lives
(food,waste management,laws defining property such as land,home etc) we would destroy ourselfs, either over night or in a few decades/centuries becouse of some indirect consequence.

No one man is able to (and if one is capable, he should not be allowed to), decide the fate of our lives.

Also, we more and more realize that what each of us do in our countries, doesn't affect just us, but actions send a ripple through the global affairs aswell, and affects us all.

We do need a global gov, one that can gesture and administrate on a global scale for the good of us all. This is hard to accept becouse individuality and the self is trendy nowadays.

I believe that in future years this will change, either we like it or not. Countries have no choice but to side with other countries in order to benefit and meet it's people demands, forge alliances, this will continue untill they all add up so to speak.

It is only when a global police is formed that we realise we are now all as one, and ignorance will become a luxury none can afford.

Till then, people like Putin, Obama, Hu Jintao etc, will continue to do what they do best, measure eachother's d**ks and install monopolies on resources we are all entitled to just for their benefit, or in the best case scenario, only for the people they represent.

fonbindelhofas
fonbindelhofas
12 years ago

Dick Cheney describes palitical practice of USA, in this case hes not happy Russia use the same methods... its simply non of em give a sh.t about democracy or human rights... power hungry sociapaths!

go disablakho
go disablakho
12 years ago

you like your master? the one that wants his people to murder another people so that he can look untouchable? why do you people always want a GOD? you think the only way we can live is by having masters that fight with other masters but ending a lot of innocent lives? i'm just saying it could be your son, or your father. is a man with this kind of temper really worth dying for? let's all put the differences asside. we don't need kings. we don't need masters!! i want all my brothers from each country to unite. countries are as old,obsolete, dangerous and unuseful for us, the people, as the bible is. think about it

robis_88
robis_88
12 years ago

Some might find it shocking, but russians really adore Putin. Im living in Latvia and about 1/3 of the population are ethnic russians. They watch mostly Russian pro-Putin news and believe in every good word that's said about him, but every bit of critics from western media (as there is almost none coming from Russia) is considered as western propaganda. Most these folks really do think that it's other way around, there still are some with their eyes opened, but they believe that all of the other parties are even worse than United Russia. And any problems with elections can be fixed by counting votes "the right way" :D

Arnie
Arnie
12 years ago

The Political history of Vladimir Putin - Currently Prime Minister of Russia in 2011 - Former President of Russia in this documentary 2007.

A very interesting look at the man who will be part of the March 2012 Russian Presidential Elections. More information on the 2012 March Russian Presidential elections can be found at the Russian news web site RIA Novosti. RIA Novosti has an english page for westerners.

This documentary presents some very relevant information with regards to Russia becoming the next world super power superceding the United States. This will probably happen between 2020 and 2030 when the oil reservoirs supplying the United States begin to run dry.

It is a very serious concern for the United States. Russia is in a very strong energy position and Vladimir Putin knows it. Energy is power and control on a world stage.

A well done documentary by the CBC in Ottawa, Canada.

Al
Al
12 years ago

Pretty horrible anti-Russian propaganda, I must say. And full of misleading facts... Describing events from 1993 and using the footage from 2003... Also, Putin was never a spy: he worked in counter-intelligence, not the same... Cheney criticizing Putin for using oil as a political tool?... Preposterous!!!

Siegfried Wagner
Siegfried Wagner
12 years ago

Le Obama de système.
Is there any differential?
Guess not only a region, so what is demokraty.
There is only DAS KAPITAL!
Marx

Matt Kukowski
Matt Kukowski
12 years ago

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. All men and women of power better cater to the PEOPLE and then they are justified in living lavish lives.... I would have NO PROBLEM letting someone live in lavish ways so long as the PEOPLE prosper from EARTH RESOURCES AS WELL ! Both win... we need to stop this bullshit of us against them. We are human beings and soon it will be US against nature... when really it is US and NATURE in the end... because Mother Russia is not... rather Mother NATURE.

NaoCat
NaoCat
12 years ago

I agree with busterdouglaz, at the end it really became outright propaganda against Putin.

I mean you can just as easily replace the premise of it being about Russia with USA, it all fits, Putin = Bilderberg group (or w/e their name), media control = fox news, and war in Chechenia = war in Iraq (I don't even need to tell you how many more wars US is fighting and want to instigate new ones)

From my point of view both USA and Russia are not serving their own people, BUT at least Russia is the one playing nice at the moment.

busterdouglaz
busterdouglaz
12 years ago

started off really well and even sides, and ended up as a straight up anti putin propaganda. Expected a more even discussion on the subject, but it seems the only people that were interviewed were the ones opposing putin, and narration slowly turned more and more pro west.

They even had Cheney speech critising russia for using oil and gas as tools of power.....just lol
6/10

StevenLJones
StevenLJones
12 years ago

In Democracy all people are equal but some are more equal than others.

David Shipway
David Shipway
12 years ago

all superpowers and wannabes in this world are belligerent, because they are no longer human societies but colossal cyborgs with attitude.

Xercès Des Stèles
Xercès Des Stèles
12 years ago

Le putin de système.

Stas Konstantinov
Stas Konstantinov
12 years ago

Putin will be president soon again.. Which sucks cuz i hope the communist win, they are at seccond position now

Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans
12 years ago

hahaha! Le systeme poutine :) mmm sounds good!

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

I'm a little disappointed - I can't remember having heard Putin speak, but I imagined him with a really deep, burly voice. He sounds too normal! XD