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‘Putin is a dead man walking’ | Bill Browder

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“There is a huge dent in the armour of Vladimir Putin and unless he does something soon he’s a dead man walking.”
Putin is struggling to hide the damage to his regime from sanctions and increasing military support for Ukraine, and now is the time for the West to double down on sanctions on human rights violations in Russia, financier and campaigner Bill Browder tells Frontline on #TimesRadio.

Putin’s ‘mystery illness’ could be the very thing that keeps him alive | Michael Binyon

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If rumours of Vladimir Putin’s mystery illness are to be believed, it could be the very thing that gets the Russian president out of the Kremlin unscathed, says Michael Binyon.
Michael Binyon is a an award winning journalist and author. In his fifty years at The Times, he’s been a leader writer, foreign correspondent and columnist.
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‘Rout’ of Putin’s forces could take just ‘a number of days’ after breakthrough | Nicholas Drummond

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31 aug 2023 Frontline | The War in Ukraine and Global Security

“The Ukrainians have achieved something that looks like a breakthrough…we could see a collapse of Russian forces.”

Nicholas Drummond analyses Ukraine’s capture of Robotyne and explains its strategic importance to Ukraine’s counter offensive on Frontline for #TimesRadio

The psychology of Putin: Psychiatrist reveals what’s really wrong with the Russian leader

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To understand what makes the Vladimir Putin tick, Psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Dekleva dives into his childhood, rise to politics and dreams for his motherland.

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva is a practising psychiatrist and former US government physician diplomat in Moscow. He’s now a senior fellow for the George HW Bush foundation for US China relations.

The Psychology of an Isolated Russia | The New Yorker

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11 mrt. 2022

David Remnick and the historian Steve Kotkin discuss Vladimir Putin and how authoritarian regimes are pushed into misguided foreign wars.

‘1 A fragile monster’: Author describes Putin’s character

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9 aug. 2022

Journalist and author of “Killer in the Kremlin” John Sweeney argues that while Russian president Vladimir Putin is “pathologically enthralled to violence,” his strategy in Ukraine is failing.

Why Vladimir Putin is a ‘psychopath’ – by his number one foreign enemy

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20 jan 2023

Vladimir Putin wants Bill Browder dead. The US businessman is the Russian dictator’s No.1 foreign enemy and this is the first episode of a new series where Browder gets Inside Putin’s Mind.

After Vladimir Putin allegedly had Browder’s lawyer Sergei Magnitsky tortured and killed, the American has made it his life goal to bring down Putin.

In today’s episode Bill Browder speaks to experienced war journalist and Russia expert John Sweeney, who has been on the frontline of the war in Ukraine up until December last year. They discuss the question of whether, after 200,000 soldier deaths and 40,000 civilian deaths in this conflict and numerous others down the years, Vladimir Putin is a Psychopath.

The pair discuss how Putin achieved his iron grip on power on Russia, how he has ruthlessly removed his critics down the years and how he consolidated his ‘macho-man’ image with barbaric methods.

History of Vladimir Putin

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9 jul 2023

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The Entire History Of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President. From his time in the KGB to Annexing Crimea to The War In Ukraine. Witness the birth of a dictator. Video Essay.

2 Vladimir Putin interviewed by the Financial Times | FT

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5 jul. 2019

The Financial Times is the first major international newspaper to be granted an interview with the Russian leader for 16 years. Here is the exclusive interview with editor Lionel Barber and Moscow bureau chief Henry Foy in full
0:00:08 How has the world changed over the last 20 years?
0:01:49 Has the world become more fragmented?
0:02:27 What do you want to achieve in Osaka?
0:04:31 OPEC oil production agreements
0:07:27 How does Trump compare to other US presidents?
0:10:54 Trump’s criticisms of European alliances
0:15:10 Globalisation vs ‘America First’
0:16:25 Russia and China’s relationship
0:21:02 Danger of tensions between Russia America and China
0:24:05 Arms control
0:26:45 Potential for nuclear agreements
0:28:08 China’s maritime strength
0:30:45 North Korea
0:33:06 North Asia security situation
0:34:42 Has your appetite for risk increased?
0:36:51 Intervening in Syria
0:42:13 Venezuela
0:50:15 Anglo-Russian relations post Skripal
0:55:32 Did what happened in Salisbury send an unambiguous message to anyone who is thinking of betraying the Russian state that it is fair game?
0:57:04 Russia’s economy and foreign exchange reserves
1:04:18 Russia’s macro economic stability – oligarchs
1:06:05 Breakup of the Soviet Union vs China’s anticorruption campaign
1:09:30 Can Russian remain immune to backlashes against the establishment?
1:14:30 Did Angela Merkel make a mistake?
1:18:32 The end of the liberal idea
1:21:15 Religion is not the opium of the masses?
1:21:49 Is now the time for illiberals?
1:24:33 Who do you most admire?
1:26:10 How will your successor be chosen?

3 The Putin Files: Antony Blinken

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26 okt. 2017

Watch former Obama adviser Antony Blinken’s candid, full interview on Putin and allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election –all part of “The Putin Files”, FRONTLINE’s media transparency project.

4 Does Putin admit any responsibility for ‘new Cold War’? – BBC News

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18 dec. 2020

During his annual end-of-year news conference, Vladimir Putin was asked about relations between Russia and the West.
The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg asked the Kremlin leader whether Russian authorities consider themselves “white and fluffy” – a Russian expression which means squeaky clean – when it comes to accepting responsibility for worsening ties.
Mr Putin struck a defiant tone in an exchange with our correspondent when asked about Russia’s role in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition activist.

5 Why Navalny poses a special challenge to Putin’s leadership

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22 apr. 2021

Across Russia Wednesday, protesters took to the streets in support of the jailed — and critically ill — opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They denounced the man they blame for his imprisonment, President Vladimir Putin. Amna Nawaz discusses the latest with Celeste Wallander, who was the senior director for Russia and Eurasia on the National Security Council staff under the Obama administration.

The Rise Of Putin: Story of Russia’s Most Powerful Man | Real Stories Full-Length Documentary

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7 mei 2023

This documentary delves into the rise of Vladimir Putin, the current president of Russia, from his humble beginnings as a poor boy in St Petersburg to his position as one of the world’s most powerful leaders. The film features interviews with Putin’s inner circle, including former confidante Sergei Pugachev, chess master Gary Kasparov, and oligarch Mikhail Khordokovsky, who speaks about the consequences of experiencing Putin’s wrath. The documentary also includes insights from former home secretary Jack Straw and former foreign secretary William Hague, who recounts his experience of entertaining Putin during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The film offers a fascinating insight into the life and career of a man admired by some and feared by others.

Vladimir Putin’s Disturbing Rise To Power (Full Documentary)


“How many of Putin’s dirty little secrets do you know?” … Welcome to my video essay examing the life of Russian President Vladimir Putin. We’ll delve into Putin’s past history: from his family roots in Leningrad to his rise in Mayor Sobcheck’s Saint Petersberg administration to his controversial beginnings in Moscow. Subscribe for more “The Rise of” videos!

How Did Vladimir Putin Go From Street Kid To The Kremlin? | Putin: A Russian Spy Story | BBC Select

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This three-part Vladimir Putin documentary series on BBC Select explores the Russian President’s rise to power. From street kid to spy to shaping modern Russia. Told through Putin’s own words, those that know him and examining those influenced by his actions, this Vladimir Putin TV series looks at his time with the KGB, his twenty plus years at the Kremlin and what his lasting legacy might be?

6 Who is Vladimir Putin? | Start Here

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15 jun. 2022

From the KGB to the Kremlin—what has shaped President Vladimir Putin and how has he shaped Russia?

7 Russian oligarch puts million-dollar bounty on Vladimir Putin’s head | 60 Minutes Australia

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13 mrt. 2022

In times of war, you need to strike where it hurts. So as Vladimir Putin continues to bombard Ukraine, the west has decided his Achilles heel is his hip pocket. Crippling economic sanctions have been imposed not just on Russia, but critically also the inner circle of multi-billionaire oligarchs who supposedly protect Putin’s power. Their superyachts and mansions around the world have been seized, and their bank accounts frozen. It’s a tactic that appears to be working, with the President’s pals now doing the unthinkable and turning on him.

8 Putin’s gang: The oligarchs and strongmen protecting the Russian president • FRANCE 24 English

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17 mrt. 2022

Who are the people keeping Vladimir #Putin in power? Much is made of the #oligarchs and their billions of dollars. Their support has been vital to keeping Putin financed. But how is Putin’s influence protected? This is now down to his Saint Petersburg friends: a collection of hard men who are in positions of power that they own to Putin. If Putin is to be deposed, or even more unlikely, democratically voted out of power, these “strongmen” will do everything to stop that. Our panel discuss how #democracy, freedom and the truth are squashed in Russia today.

9 Russia’s Oligarchs: The Limits of Their Loyalty | The Agenda

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10 mrt. 2022

What is the relationship between Russia’s oligarchs and Putin’s government? How has this relationship evolved since Putin rose to power? And what is the limit of their loyalty? Bill Browder, along with others, explain how Russia’s oligarchs work and the end game of sanctions against them.

10 Browder on Putin: When You Believe Your Time Is Almost Up, You Start a War | Amanpour and Company

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1 mrt. 2022

Unprecedented sanctions have sent the Russian ruble tumbling. The U.S. has now cut off Russia’s central bank from its $630 billion so-called sanctions-proof fund. Bill Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital and the architect of the Magnitsky Act, used by President Biden to impose sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his oligarch cronies. Browder speaks with Walter Isaacson about the tactic of cutting Putin off from his wealth.
Originally aired on February 28, 2022
Amanpour and Company features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.

11 Bill Browder interview on Putin, crime & Russian corruption | Unfiltered with James O’Brien #7

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14 nov. 2017

Bill Browder is Vladimir Putin’s No. 1 enemy. Armed with a true life story cut straight from a bestselling thriller, listen as Bill grippingly recounts a tale which sees him placed on Interpol’s most-wanted list, expose crime, corruption and conspiracy at the highest levels of the Kremlin, and rededicate his life to find justice for his friend Sergei Magnitsky, killed at the hands of the Russian government. There’s also the small matter of a missing $230 million. Buckle in | JOE.co.uk

12 Putin is all in on Ukraine aims: Bill Browder on Russia-Ukraine war

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In this episode of Influencers, Andy is joined by Hermitage Capital Management CEO, Bill Browder, as they discuss possible consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and why Browder says ‘there is no endgame’ for Vladimir Putin.


13 WATCH | ‘Vladimir Putin doesn’t have a reverse gear’ – Bill Browder at Franschhoek Festival

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16 mei 2022

Tony Leon on the weekend spoke to Bill Browder (Freezing Order), the businessman who played a long, bloodsoaked chess game against the Putin regime and lobbied for the Magnitsky Act, a key weapon against the Kremlin.

14 Achtervolgd door de staatsmaffia | Bill Browder | Buitenhof

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1 mei 2022

In 2005 verklaarde Vladimir Poetin de Amerikaanse zakenman Bill Browder als een bedreiging voor de nationale veiligheid. Over zijn strijd met de Russische president schreef hij het boek Achtervolgd door de staatsmaffia, dat afgelopen maand verscheen. Hoe kijkt Browder aan tegen het leiderschap van Poetin, de oorlog in Oekraïne, de geldstromen op de Amsterdamse Zuid-as en de politieke situatie in Nederland? 
Over Buitenhof: Buitenhof bespreekt politiek en actualiteit in diepte-interviews, debatten of discussies. Met gezaghebbende gasten uit binnen- en buitenland, van politici en CEO’s tot originele denkers. Je ziet ons elke week live op zondag, 12.10 op NPO1.


15 Over Poetin en hoe wij bijdragen aan zijn oorlog | Michail Chodorkovski | Buitenhof

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27 mrt. 2022

Wie is Poetin? En waarom is hij deze oorlog gestart? Michail Chodorkovski werd de rijkste man van Rusland in de jaren 90, maar aan zijn luxeleven kwam in 2003 een einde toen hij in aanvaring kwam met Poetin. Na tien jaar strafkamp strijdt hij voor democratie in Rusland. Hoe kijkt hij naar het handelen van Poetin?

16 De man achter Putin | Lezing door filosoof Evert van der Zweerde

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3 nov. 2016

De man achter Putin | Lezing door sociaal en politiek filosoof Evert van der Zweerde Maandag 6 juni 2016 | LUX, Nijmegen
Wat drijft Vladimir Putin? Waar komt hij vandaan en wat heeft hem gevormd? Hoe belangrijk is “de man Putin”? En hoe machtig is hij eigenlijk?
00:00:10 Opening door programmamaker Dave Willems
00:01:14 Lezing door filosoof Evert van der Zweerde
De Russische president Putin is voor velen die ondoorgrondelijke man die zo nu en dan de confrontatie met het Westen opzoekt. Onder zijn leiding claimt Rusland zijn eigen plek op het wereldtoneel, met een beleid waarin de Russische wereld en Eurazië centraal staan. De inmenging in het conflict in Syrië, de annexatie van de Krim, een nationaal pro-gezin, anti-Westers en anti-homo – beleid, zijn slechts een paar voorbeelden van deze “eigen” weg.

17 Vladimir Pozner: How the United States Created Vladimir Putin

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2 okt. 2018

On September 27, 2018, Yale’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism hosted Vladimir Pozner, the acclaimed Russian-American journalist and broadcaster. Pozner spoke on the impact of US foreign policy towards Russia after the Soviet Union has been disbanded, and shared his opinions on a range of issues raised by the audience, from the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, to Skripal poisoning, to the state of independent media in Russia and the US.

18 Author Bill Browder on his book Red Notice

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Featuring Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, discussing his new book Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice.

About the Book:

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption.

Bill Browder’s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. It continued in Moscow, where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union’s collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia.

In 2007, a group of law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear.

Browder glimpsed the heart of darkness, and it transformed his life: he embarked on an unrelenting quest for justice in Sergei’s name, exposing the towering cover-up that leads right up to Putin. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world.


About the Author:

Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until November 2005. Browder has been leading a worldwide campaign using media, political, and legislative tools to expose the corruption, rule of law, and human rights abuses committed by Russian government officials. Browder is a 2001 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


19 Wat drijft Poetin?

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20 feb. 2018

Moeten we bang zijn voor Rusland? Prof Herman Philipse gaat in gesprek met schrijver en correspondent Pieter Waterdrinker.
In een paar jaar tijd annexeerde Poetin de Krim. Hij joeg het conflict in Oost-Oekraïne aan, en werd een cruciale speler in de Syrische burgeroorlog. Rusland doet er alles aan om het Westen te ondermijnen. Of is dat een waanbeeld? Hoe kunnen we Poetins machtsvertoon begrijpen?
Verder kijken en lezen? www.sg.uu.nl
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20 Putin’s Revenge, Part One (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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8 feb. 2019

The inside story of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the United States.

21 Putin’s Revenge, Part Two (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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8 feb. 2019

The inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see America as an enemy.

22 Wie hoort er bij de invloedrijke inner circle van Poetin?

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26 feb. 2022

Londen is sinds het begin van deze eeuw een toevluchtsoord van rijke Russische oligarchen die dichtbij Vladimir Poetin staan. Tim de Wit legt uit wie deze machtige mensen zijn.

23 Poetins échte inner circle

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23 apr. 2022

Al twee maanden is het oorlog in Europa, en al net zo lang zijn sancties van kracht tegen rijke Russen. Maar worden wel de juiste mensen geraakt? NOSop3 legt uit.
Voor deze video werkten we samen met Helga Salemon, Rusland-onderzoeker bij The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies en met Niels Drost, onderzoeker bij het Clingendael Instituut.

24 Hoe en wanneer zet Poetin zijn kernwapens in?

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9 apr. 2022

Poetin dreigde onlangs met kernwapens. Zulke dreigementen kennen we vooral uit de Koude Oorlog, toen er nog bunkers waren voor het geval de bom zou vallen. De meeste bunkers zijn verdwenen, maar de nucleaire dreiging is terug. Maar hoe groot is die?
Dit is een reportage van: Zainab Hammoud & Leendert de Keijzer.

25 Poetins slimme schaakspel op de wereldkaart

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2 nov. 2019
Poetin sprak de afgelopen maand veel belangrijke leiders in het Midden-Oosten. In deze video bespreken we zijn strategie en leggen we je uit hoe het komt dat niemand meer om Poetin heen kan.

26 Poetin 65 jaar: Vier bepalende momenten in zijn leven

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7 okt. 2017

De Russische president Vladimir Poetin is zaterdag 65 jaar geworden. Bekijk vier momenten uit zijn leven die bepalend zijn geweest voor het beeld van de veelbesproken Poetin.

27 Wie is Poetin en waarom trekt hij zich van niemand iets aan? | UITGEZOCHT #51

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12 mrt. 2022

Poetin wordt gezien als één van de gevaarlijkste wereldleiders van dit moment. Hij is al meer dan 20 jaar lang aan de macht in het grootste land van de wereld. Maar hij vindt het nog niet groot genoeg. Op 24 februari begon hij een oorlog tegen Oekraïne. We krijgen van jullie heel vaak de vraag waarom hij dit doet. Daarom hebben we een hele Uitgezocht over Vladimir Poetin gemaakt.

28 De wereld door de ogen van Poetin

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8 jan. 2022

De spanningen aan de grens tussen Rusland en Oekraïne nemen toe. Rusland heeft zo’n 100.000 zwaarbewapende militairen naar het gebied gestuurd. Om te begrijpen waarom moet je snappen hoe de Russische president naar de wereld kijkt. Leggen we je in deze video uit.
Met dank aan het Museum Bescherming Bevolking in Rijswijk, en aan Tjeerd Ritmeester van Instituut Clingendael voor zijn kennis en expertise.

29 Jacht van Abramovitsj duurste en best beveiligde ter wereld | JINEK | RTL Talkshow

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5 mrt. 2022

De Russische miljardair Abramovitsj was afgelopen week in het nieuws omdat hij zijn voetbalclub Chelsea te koop heeft gezet. Hij heeft ook een paar jachten, moet hij zich zorgen maken? Quote-hoofdredacteur Paul van Riessen heeft het antwoord.

30 Bill Browder on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s End Game | The View

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14 apr. 2022

The “Freezing Order” author shares how he became one of Putin’s biggest enemies, his thoughts on those supporting him and why he thinks his life is in more danger now on “The View.”

31 Hermitage CEO Browder: Don’t Invest in Russia Today

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4 nov. 2009

Bill Browder, MBA ’89, founder and CEO, talks about Hermitage Capital Management’s investments in Russia and the fall out from the widespread corruption that still pervades Russia’s economy. Recorded: Oct. 22, 2009

32 Bill Browder | Cambridge Union

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33 ‘Putin’s oldest enemy’ has advice for Western leaders

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11 jul. 2022

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once the richest man in Russia until he challenged Vladimir Putin and was sent to jail for 10 years. Now, he has advice for Western leaders trying to deal with his former adversary, telling CBC’s Terence McKenna that a show of strength is key.

4 mei 2022

Harry Palmer
Bill Browder gets my vote. I hope the Magnitsky Act continues to grow & its effectiveness.

34 Bill Browder is convincing the world that Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to remain in power

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13 apr. 2022

Katie talks with Bill Browder, author of “Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath”, who spent a portion of his career as an investor in Russia before becoming the main thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side. Browder and his associate, tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, discovered corruption among Russian oligarchs in the early 2000s, and attempted to expose the powerful men and the plot to extort 230 million dollars worth of Russian tax money. Instead, Browder was expelled from Russia and Magnitsky was imprisoned, and eventually killed in detention in 2009. Since then, Browder has waged a war to expose the corrupt officials behind Magnitsky’s death. In 2012, he was able to get The Magnitsky Act passed in the U.S., which is able to freeze the assets of targeted individuals, sanction human rights offenders, and ban them from entering the United States.

35 What Everyone Needs to Know about Russia Under Putin – FPRI’s 2018 Champagne Brunch for Partners

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Russia Under Putin

Stephen Kotkin

April 22, 2018

On this special occasion, we were pleased to feature our new Eurasia Fellow for 2018, Stephen Kotkin, an outstanding lecturer and scholar. Professor Kotkin has been teaching in the History Department at Princeton since 1989, and holds a joint appointment at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, where he has been vice dean.

Two volumes of his trilogy on Stalin have been published to critical acclaim — Stalin: Paradoxes of Power (2014) and Stalin: Waiting for Hitler (2017) – as have his earlier books, Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment (2009); Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse (2008), and Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (1995).

He writes frequently on Russian and Eurasian affairs for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post.

36 Bill Browder: A Scared Putin Will Only Escalate the Conflict

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2 mei 2022

Exclusive: Hermitage Capital CEO talks about Russia, Ukraine, and his new book.
In this wide-ranging and solemn conversation, Bill Browder explains his take on Russia’s strategic military failures, Vladimir Putin’s state of mind, and his struggle to expose what he believes are the crimes of the most corrupt country on Earth.

37 Surviving Vladimir Putin | The Agenda

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26 apr. 2022

Bill Browder has reluctantly become a central figure in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He has been on a mission to impose sanctions on Russian’s ill-begotten gains for about a decade. Now that his weapon of choice is being used to freeze the assets of Russian dirty money – the Magnitsky act – is it too little too late? His latest book, “Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath.”

38 Bill Browder On ‘Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath’

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12 apr. 2022

One of Putin’s most vocal critics, author Bill Browder, calls the arrest of Vladimir Kara-Murza “hugely significant.” And he warns steps against the Kremlin may be “too little too late.”

39 Russia And Ukraine’s Conflict Over Natural Gas Explained

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7 apr. 2022

Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas globally and the second largest producer behind the U.S. But despite sparking the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II, Russia’s natural gas continues to flow through Ukraine to the rest of the continent. The EU receives about 40% of its natural gas from Russia, about a quarter of that flows through Ukraine. So what role does natural gas play in the tensions between Russia and Ukraine and how are Europe and the U.S. impacted?
0:00 – Intro
01:52 – Ch 1. Conflict with Ukraine
05:30 – Ch 2. Ukrainian pipelines
08:35 – Ch 3. Strained relations
11:23 – Ch 4. U.S. natural gas

40 Why Russia attacked Ukraine | Russia Ukraine war Explained

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26 feb. 2022

In this video, we’ll try & understand why Russia launched a full-scale military attack on Ukraine. And what story or narrative is being passed on to other countries in the world.

41 Why is Russia invading Ukraine? | The Economist

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9 feb. 2022

Vladimir Putin has already annexed Crimea and plunged Donbas into war. Now, he has amassed 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border. Why can’t Russia leave Ukraine alone?
00:00 – The world’s eyes are on Ukraine
00:55 – Russia and Ukraine’s shared history
02:08 – Caught between Russia and the West
04:04 – Ukraine’s post-independence struggles
06:30 – Putin’s domestic issues
07:47 – Will Putin invade Ukraine?

42 Who is Vladimir Putin? – BBC News

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26 feb. 2022

Who is the Russian President, and what does he want with Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia, and has been the country’s leader for more than 22 years.

He grew up in an area which is now St Petersburg. His political career began when he and his family moved to Moscow in 1996, and he quickly became an important political figure.

The BBC’s Ros Atkins looks at Putin’s life and his world view – and how they influence the decision he took this week.

43 Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia

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19 mei 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with former US ambassador to Russia, Hoover senior fellow, and Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul. McFaul discusses Russian president Vladimir Putin’s complex and evolving rhetoric and strategic objectives, emphasizing recent developments in the US-Russia relationship, Putin and former US Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, and Ukraine’s strategic importance to Russia.

44 Putin’s War: Inside The Mind Of Vladimir Putin | NBC News NOW Special

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26 mei 2022

As the world watches Russia’s war in Ukraine with horror, it’s become clear that the key to understanding the conflict is understanding Vladimir Putin. Keir Simmons takes an in-depth dive into putin’s history, interviews some of his closest confidants, and the man himself, to better understand how we got here, and ask what’s next for Russia, and the world.

45 Putin’s Russia: Why is Vladimir Putin so obsessed with Ukraine?

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Guardian correspondent Luke Harding chronicles the key historical events that led to the invasion of Ukraine, from the Euromaidan protests to the annexation of Crimea, and explains why Putin’s belief that Russians and Ukrainians are ‘one people’ is rooted in history from a thousand years ago.

Russia already spent at least 300 million euros to influence politics in 24 other countries © Pixabay

45 How I figured out the Achilles heel of Vladimir Putin | William Browder | TEDxBerlin

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Gepubliceerd op 14 aug. 2018

For more information on William Browder, please visit our website www.tedxberlin.de. xxx This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

46 Peter Pomerantsev “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible”

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5 dec. 2014

In 2001, the Kiev-born but British-raised Pomerantsev went to Russia to study filmmaking, though he intended to pursue a second, unofficial, major in Putin’s Russia itself. This report on a decade in his homeland intertwines what he learned and witnessed about performance and contemporary Russian culture in ways often unpredictable and always spectacular. (PublicAffairs)
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47 Why Putin Can’t Stop Killing Russian Billionaires

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48 The Realities of Putin’s Russia: From Spy to President | The Sword and the Shield Ep. 3

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21 jul 2023

Explore the intriguing journey of Wladimir Putin, from a former intelligence officer to becoming the President of Russia.

Uncover the stark realities of modern Russia, where coup attempts, assassinations, contract killings, and sex scandals evoke a sense of James Bond-like intrigue. We delve into the controversies surrounding Putin’s presidency, including instances of poisonings, persecution of critical journalists, and the significant presence of politicians and ex-intelligence officers in his government.

The light is on the transformation of Putin from a spy into a powerful political figure, revealing the espionage, political assassinations, and power dynamics that have shaped Putin’s reign. Learn more about the flipside of Russian politics under Putin’s leadership, where the state, once controlled by the intelligence agencies, now sees their influence extended to the highest echelons of power.

Documentary: KGB – The Sword and the Shield


The rise of Vladimir Putin | DW Documentary


This documentary looks at the rise of Vladimir Putin using video material never shown before. The film begins its examination with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the year 2000. On December 31, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation. At the time, filmmaker Vitali Manski was working for a state broadcaster and had unlimited access to the outgoing president, his successor and the inner circles of the Russian leadership. Manski recorded video as a cameraman, but also used his own portable camera to film events. He was with Yeltsin and his family as they followed the results of the election on March 26, 2000, when 53 percent of the voters confirmed Putin as President of the Russian Federation. Manski recorded other milestones as well, including confidential chats in the Kremlin that reveal Putin’s attitudes towards power and leadership. Manski now lives in exile in Riga, Latvia. Watch the documentary to see the film’s central characters, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin, and other influential politicians and businessmen as they witness their country in transition.



23 dec 2022

This documentary looks at the rise of Vladimir Putin using video material never shown before. The film begins its examination with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the year 2000.

On December 31, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation. At the time, filmmaker Vitali Manski was working for a state broadcaster and had unlimited access to the outgoing president, his successor and the inner circles of the Russian leadership. Manski recorded video as a cameraman, but also used his own portable camera to film events. He was with Yeltsin and his family as they followed the results of the election on March 26, 2000, when 53 percent of the voters confirmed Putin as President of the Russian Federation. Manski recorded other milestones as well, including confidential chats in the Kremlin that reveal Putin’s attitudes towards power and leadership. Manski now lives in exile in Riga, Latvia. Watch the documentary to see the film’s central characters, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin, and other influential politicians and businessmen as they witness their country in transition.

[This documentary was produced in 2018 and originally released in 2019.]

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49 Putin’s hidden war: the Russians fighting back

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23 feb 2023

The invasion of Ukraine left Russians with a stark choice: carry on as normal or make a stand against the war. But speaking out in Russia carries huge risks. How is the opposition managing to resist the regime – and at what personal cost?

00:00 – One year on
01:37 – The first wave of protests
05:43 – Crackdown on dissent
10:04 – Individual acts of rebellion
13:51 – Partial mobilisation
16:20 – Russia’s mass exodus
23:06 – The future of Russian rebellion

50 Who is Vladimir Putin? – BBC News

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26 feb 2022

Who is the Russian President, and what does he want with Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia, and has been the country’s leader for more than 22 years.

He grew up in an area which is now St Petersburg. His political career began when he and his family moved to Moscow in 1996, and he quickly became an important political figure.

The BBC’s Ros Atkins looks at Putin’s life and his world view – and how they influence the decision he took this week.


51 Vladimir Putin – KGB to President… for Life? – Biography

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2 okt 2017
Known for being photographed shirtless and alongside wild animals (perhaps at the same time), Vladimir Putin has cultivated an image as an intimidating and fearless figure on the world stage. He’s a martial arts expert, a fearless political actor, and a former spy…

52 Puppy Appears In Microwave Prank

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23 apr. 2012

Little magician is left with some strangers at the food court. The adults in charge doubtfully watch him attempt a street magic trick a la David Blaine : before their eyes, he turns the puppy into a croissant and then teleports the poor little dog straight in the microwave. Apparently the doggy survived the microwave radiations.
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