Movies And Specials: 'Russia And The West'

Synopsis: In light of the current events in Russia, National Geographic Channel is taking a look back at the story of Vladimir Putin. Putin's top colleagues - and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him -- tell the inside story of one of the world's most powerful men. Putin began his career as a KGB spy, but when he became President of Russia, he made himself a valued ally of the West. National Geographic Channel looks into how he did it and what made Washington and London turn against him. (Courtesy National Geographic Channel, 2014)

It premiered on the National Geographic Channel on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.