Moscow’s empire: rise and fall

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Published on July 25, 2016 by

In 2017, the Russian February and October Revolutions are celebrating their 100th anniversary. The four-part documentary highlights key moments in the history of the Soviet empire and tries to explain them. It also provides a variety of perspectives on life in the former Soviet block countries – from the people who have experienced events first hand and, in some cases, shaped them.

Vladimir Putin’s leadership style was authoritarian and arguably autocratic early on. He began undoing Russia’s internal chaos, while at the same time restricting newly won freedoms. Moscow became increasingly confident on the international stage.

The war in Georgia and the conflict in Ukraine exacerbated the divide between East and West. With Russia’s annexation of Crimea a new Cold War appeared to emerge, returning conditions to the 1980sVladimir Putin’s leadership style was authoritarian and arguably autocratic early on. He began undoing Russia’s internal chaos, while at the same time restricting newly won freedoms. Moscow became increasingly confident on the international stage.
https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/documentary-report/s-32861

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