With plummeting oil prices, tensions in Ukraine, and the ruble flagging, the world’s eyes are on Russia and its enigmatic president. Vladimir Putin entered office in 2000 as Boris Yeltsin’s chosen successor, and since then, accusations of criminality and corruption have surrounded him. Tuesday, PBS is airing a documentary about Putin’s rise to power. Journalist Gillian Findlay joins us to examine how Putin’s accumulation of wealth and power has led to what critics call an authoritarian regime.FRONTLINE's documentary "Putin's Way" airs on PBS stations across the country on Tuesday, January 13. It's showing on KUED Channel 7 at 9 p.m. DETAILS
Gillian Findlay hosts and reports for CBC Television's investigative program, the fifth estate, which co-produced "Putin's Way."