David Alter and Wanda Koscia: "Russia and the West: Putin Takes Control"
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM | National Geographic Channel
Russia and the West: Putin Takes Control
As Vladimir Putin prepares to reclaim the Russian presidency, the post he held from 2000 until 2008, NGC takes viewers behind the scenes of his reign in Russia and the West: Putins Rise to Power. The special, which was two-and-a-half years in the making, is based on more than 100 interviews with eyewitnesses to his ascendancy. For the first time, audiences will hear from Putins top advisers, as well as the world leaders who have tangled with him, including President Obama.