A BBC documentary: Putin, Russia and the West.
Thought this might be of interest since the Russian presidential elections will be taking place exactly next week, on Sunday 4th March.
This is a really excellent four-part documentary that I’d really recommend watching if you’re interested in what’s been going on in Russia. In terms of learning Russian, there’s a lot of spoken Russian in it as well, so you’ll probably learn some vocabulary here and there - and don’t worry, there are English subtitles! It’s all up on Youtube - links below:
1. Taking Control (embedded above)
2001: Putin gives a prophetic warning about Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban.
2. Democracy Threatens
Leonid Kuchma talks about the election of his successor in 2004 and Putin’s involvement.
Political figures discuss the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008.
4. New Start
The inside story of Barack Obama’s relationship with the Kremlin.