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What an ‘Unhinged’ Meeting Reveals About ‘Vladimir Putin’s War’ | Putin's Road to War | FRONTLINE
Biden & Putin’s Years-in-the-Making Faceoff Over Ukraine | Putin and the Presidents | FRONTLINE
- Published on Jan 23, 2023 veröffentlicht
- By the time Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. President Joe Biden in June 2021 for a summit in Geneva, Switzerland, the two men already had a long and contentious history. Watch an excerpt from “Putin and the Presidents.”
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Drawing on in-depth conversations with insiders from five U.S. presidential administrations, former U.S. intelligence leaders, diplomats, Russian politicians, authors and journalists, “Putin and the Presidents” reveals how the miscalculations and missteps of multiple American presidents over two decades paved the way for Putin’s attack on Ukraine - and offers unique insight into the relationship between Putin and Biden.
“They're children of the Cold War and they see each other and their countries through the Cold War,” Peter Baker of The New York Times says of the two men in the above excerpt from “Putin and the Presidents.” “Biden saw Putin for what he is: a KGB revanchist who wants to remake the Russian empire.”
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“Putin and the Presidents” is a FRONTLINE production with the Kirk Documentary Group. The director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser and Vanessa Fica. The writers are Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser. The reporter is Vanessa Fica. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
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Comments • 883
The speaker in Frontline has an absolute amazing voice. So powerful, so great. God, it's just amazing to listen to him.
His name is Will Lyman.
That's how propaganda works.
Your supposed to be questioning the nonsense.
@Christopher_Bachm Aww, you okay buddy? Did you drink your little milk today? Is the big bad media making you mad?
@Big Brother Mars
Does your mommy know that you have her phone?
@kayode Kareem Remember kids, any nation with a president is a corporation and not a country. 28 U.S. Code § 3002 - Chapter 15; "United States" is. A.) Federal Corporation
Can't freaking wait Frontline!!!
Frontline makes the best videos
@Tommy Noble DW , Deutsche Welle also makes quite good English language videos .Sadly, BBC is a shadow of its former self, except for nature videos.
It's a propaganda new rag.
It has been released already.
@Alek Koomanoff fr
Julia Ioffe! Yay! Easily one of the best and most insightful correspondents they have featured on Putin! She is simply amazing!
She's single too. She's probably into guys with 19 subscribers.
@Micah Miranda ha ha classic. I'm gay thanks. So will pass!
And a condescending elite
@Micah Miranda Remember kids, any nation with a president is a corporation and not a country. 28 U.S. Code § 3002 - Chapter 15; "United States" is. A.) Federal Corporation
@Bart Simpson What does that have to do with the price of tea in china? I'm talking about how I'm going to marry Julia Ioffe.
Joe is looking good to the sane folks.
Simply the best programming.
Frontline wants the US
to keep fighting.
I agree. I immediately stop watching everything else to watch. I appreciate them. I do watch other great news channels but Frontline is one of the best.
Is Frontline behaving properly as a journalistic organization?
@Jake Bredthauer yes
Frontline decided the United States should fight this war before the United States even got involved.
To me all sides surprised the world.
Ukraine for it's resilient capabilities in face of larger superpower.
Russia for withstanding wild west sanctions of mass destruction.
America for unifying the EUROPE for however long or short it may be.
The big one:
UK = First country to pledge support
UK= first leader to go to Kiev while it was being invaded
UK= first country to send battle tanks
I’m sorry but an achievement is deserved here.
Big shoutout to Estonia and Poland, big middle finger to France and Germany 😂
@Chungus Longjon I am sure leaders (prime ministers included) of Central and Eastern Europe visited Kiev first. You can check it.
The resolve of the US-European alliance wasn't the only areas where Putin miscalculated, he drastically underestimated Zelenskky and the Ukrainians themselves.
Let those Abrams tanks roll in.
Zelensky cartoon cry baby
@Delon Thomas When did he cry. He's not the one censoring the media. He's the one using Russian conscripts as fertilizer.
I think both have miscalculated unfortunately- and we might all pay.
0:46 very charismatic
God Help Us All Together 🙏
The US could easily avoid this war.
What reason is there for NATO or the US to be involved in this war? Both could quit immediately.
Respect Thank you all
Deeply grateful for Frontline's method of connecting dots. Lots of news sources fail this kind of extended reportage
Connects the dots to produce the best propaganda. Lol
@Jimmy Timmy Just because you don't like how the dots connect doesn't mean it's not true.
@Jimmy Timmy I'm still waiting for someone to show me a record of this agreement not to expand NATO. All I ever hear is "NATO promised". You need such an agreement on paper and signed by all parties, otherwise it's not worth the paper it's not printed on.
Why havent you guys released the full individual interviews like youve done with previous Putin documentaries?
@Glenn Anderson 6 hours!? I could be dead in 6 hours
Please add subtitles...auto generated subtitles are not good.
Would like to see the Russian perspective too.
I'll watch a Russian perspective. As for a Kremlin perspective, I don't have time to sort through their lies and propaganda.
@Bixby Snyder Well, for sure you have plenty of time to consume Western lies and propaganda as it seems. Well played.
@Call Me Steve Just keep towing the party line for your own safety, Steve 🪟 😅
Is there a part 2?
The whole episode is aired tomorrow.
Blessings keep up the good work
Frontline is inciting war.
@Jake Bredthauer how ??
Frontline has made the determination that the United States should be fighting this war. Such incitement causes perpetuation and escalation.
Interesante programa gracias por compartir
Interesting program thanks for sharing
Where and when can I watch full movie?
People who frequent PBS and moreover Frontline, are more educated on what is happening around us! They tell us "how the sausage is made" and it tastes good!
i'm in Canada where can i see this in full
Not sure if anyone else ever notices or wants to notice how frontline always seems to have or interview the same few handful of individuals ... they never ever get a different sides perspectives on alot of the episodes they put out
Your just sad because team fascist is doing so terribly.
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” -John Wooden,//
There is no win if he denies we know that it’s gonna happen and if he admits it’s not it’s a bluff we can pull up records that he did admit to
How did you not include the part where Trump gave the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador access to highly classified information then stated that he had every right to?
This was just the preview, the full episode is uploaded.
King can move anywhere 😆
I wish I had an easy way to stream this in Canada. :(
It's called a VPN. Plenty of free ones around. Welcome to 2023.
The most intensely fought battle of this Ukraine war is the propaganda front.
Be sure to access multiple viewpoints when assessing this war, folks.
Who is broadcasting the debate on this war?
@Jake Bredthauer Very few debates. I'd suggest you check out John Mearsheimer, Aaron Mate', Michael Hudson, Scott Ritter and Multipolarista to see another side of the issue
Haha Biden gets steam rolled and has no backbone!
PBS documentaries are really good!👌🏿
🙏🕯️🙏 God Help Us All 🙏
What do you mean?
What do you have in mind?
Has the US . been disobedient?
No need for for gods - USA and NATO is what's needed! 😉
Needed for what?
Sure, I pray it doesn’t get worse
This needs to stop, it’s the innocent that suffer the most, and what’s going on in Syria and Mauritania and wherever else there’s killing.
Okay but who would win in a schoolyard fight?
I have had enough.
Karate Sauce Jones
Brandon is protecting ucrania for his owen business 👏 🙌 😂 🤣
Putin made the biggest mistake in his life he underestimated Biden.
That awkward moment when one killer is jealous of another name me one US president who hasn’t killed during his term and I will pull u all the records
Outstanding work, Frontline PBS. Your teams simply ROCK.
Frontline is helping to make a nothing war into something serious.
@Jake Bredthauer That's ridiculous.
@Jake Bredthauer exactly. That's the point? Russia is wrong.
President Biden have my respect ✊
This. I think he's been a decent president thus far, but him and the administration standing up to Putin is huge.
When is this Hollywood movie coming out 😅
Despite I can't stand Biden. I certainly agree with him on the Ukraine issue 😌
Wonderful to see PBS continues to carry the water for the left.
Keep this list of names; all will be included in the "Great Russian Purge of 2023"
I hope you will be the first. Lol
1. What does he want?
2. Just dont press any buttons....please!!!😢
People here in the US are more divided than ever. Support for Biden is going down.
I support Republican 😂 specially trump😂
@UTKARSH SINGH trump Is a patriot
@Mel Aroha Really bad.
Sleepy joe is an old hand at dealing with the Soviat mindset - even the late Brit Queen knew he was a nasty piece of work and she met some real baddies
Why should the US be involved?
He doing a better job than Trump would ever do. Trump needed Putin help to get elected.
@Jake Bredthauer Ukraine is a soverign country - why should Russia be involved - this sphere of influence is obsolete Starlin nonsense - Russia is not a superpower its a huge country with legacy weapons
I think the US should not be involved.
@Jake Bredthauer I think both should not be involved - Russia have used this ploy once too often - send in covert troops to encourage insurgence - then supply arms - then send in troops claiming they were liberating them - it was obvious when the airliner was shot down by missiles in the Donbas it was Russia not someterritorial rabble
is this a teaser for another region-blocked program ?
I like it, how it's presented from absolute western POV. As long as we have this mentality in west, no agreement could be made with east .
🇺🇸 🇺🇦 💪
All the bs that could be avoided if Biden could have just chocked out Putiler.....
you don't choke out russian president
Putin Is a black belt, and he'd probably knock you out too😆
‼‼Negotiations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine were interrupted by Western countries, the United States and Great Britain, said former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who acted as a mediator of the process.
Top notch arbitration, eh?
Both got to hades!
I like the way Americans make unfounded assertions with so much confidence...
I like the way people that have no idea what they are talking about comment on things they know nothing about.
I invite you to play game with us. Good luck fool
this already isn't living up ......
Very proud of my president. Thankful for his help to Ukraine- He has surprised me into liking him.
@Jeremy Jackson I'm not.
There are times I was ashamed of our leaders & wished I couldn't see -especially during the tRump administration. Good or bad I see plenty. I like the leadership I see from President Biden. .
You are not alone.
@Eric London Thank you. Good to know. Seriously.
I love Russia 🇷🇺 honestly and there president love ❤️ Putin 🐻💪🇷🇺
Russia needs to face the repercussions of their actions 😡
@Christopher Toledo I disagree I believe in ardent action, like that which America and German are doing in their coalition of sending tanks for support which is creating a resistance front. We must make decisions because we are acting on the world stage, changing ourselves and the world around us. Any sense of apathy towards our brothers and sisters and any deviation to work on our own “immigrant issues” is insipid. There is an ever so self evident sense of urgency in the air. This anticipation for action shouldn’t draw us into a depressant mode of consciousness even if it seems in vain!
@Jon’s Guitar Lessons so btw does the USA need repericussions because of Invading iraq, afghanistan, Libya and also today occupying a third of syria and stealing their oil. Do they need reprucussions because of funding malitias that formed isis, pkk, alshabab and more?
@HYPER BEAST yes if innocent lives were lost as an act of terrorism. There’s no reason to not find these commodities in the market today at wholesale price.
Who we thought was gonna be the worst US president might well turn out to be one of the greatest US presidents ever.
So far, so good.
UK = First country to pledge support
UK= first leader to go to Kiev while it was being invaded
UK= first country to send battle tanks
Biden should look at what countries can be depended on..
Big shoutout to Estonia and Poland, big middle finger to France and Germany 😂
Kyiv not kiev
There is no honor among thieves..
Pbs your coverage about Ukraine Crisis , however impressive they might appear, still displays a very biased and unfair analysis in the spirit of the clarity and objectivity.
It remains imperative to explore opinions from both sides of the conflict.
There is a history to this conflict, filled with broken promises and betrayals of trust and agreements.
This war is highly regrettable and unfortunately avoidable by all sides involved.
Russian puppet! You better create your own channel
You want Corporate run CIA propaganda channels to be objective?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I agree. Their earlier documentaries were much more subjective. They’ve gone to the dogs unfortunately.
HE LOOKS LIKE MESSI_MR PUTIN
He's the man for the job. Trump would have choked. 😂 The Javelins they shipped in before the attempt on K'yiv made all the difference. The Russians were counting on their armor to break through and instead it evaporated before their eyes.
These media houses 😂
This is a prime example of why the USA is loosing respect throughout the world.
Hello Simon 🙂
Can you explain why you think this would cause the US to lose the world's respect? Some specifics would be useful here. Thank you and have a good day 🙂
One side bB vs. Big PP (prepared Putin)....
Just as America cannot change its own constitution, it is impossible for Russia to change the constitution of the Soviet Union. Therefore, the previous constitution will remain in place and Russia will have to bear the full cost of making war-torn Ukraine livable again.
I'm from Russia. I understand that we are enemies at the level of genetics...
After all, Putin has been talking about NATO for 20 years... he said that all NATO equipment was moving...
would the US really like it if Wagner instructors showed up in Mexico?
Are you really my enemy?
I don’t know you, but you are a fellow traveler on this little blue planet of ours.
I don’t know what city you live in, but I value your right to live there without fear of attack.
As far as Ukraine is concerned…if you like your neighbor’s roses, you are more likely to get some if you ask your neighbor nicely. If you break down their fence and destroy the rose bush yanking off the flowers, your neighbor will never forget your behavior. They will make friends with the other neighbors who are polite.
LOL as if Mexico would entertain Wagner Group in the first place! The Cartels would eat your mercenaries alive before the U.S. could say anything.
Russia's on the wrong side of history. Some day will be Putin's last on earth. v
The Narrative Is Lost Forever
great fairytale, love it!
as realistic and true as hollywood movies
And now Mr putt has the support of all of us here from across the globe, MALAYSIA LOVES YOU. 👍👍
You speak for yourself not for the entire world
Interfiering in a election are we not done with this
Let's face it, it's always been tricky with Russia, but, as Trump put it..."Don't you think it is a good idea if we have peace deals with Russia"? No, boss we wish to explode.
A peace deal with Russia is an oxymoron.
May the God be with President Putin and the Russian people!!!
Russia doesn't want NATO troops and weapons on its border. That's all we need to know about this conflict.
Putin´s nemesis they said 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Im so sick of Biden. He just made immigration easier with the laws passing at the end of the year, fast tracking green cards, loosening requirements. People applying for green cards through marriage, aren't even required to have an interview with immigration. Our national security is heartbreaking to people who have fought for America in the military. The number one task of a government is to provide national security.
How are we paying taxpayer dollars to secure a country's boarder but we are just going to allow ours to be as porious as Swiss cheese?
Our obligation is to America
You know without immigration, the US would have a declining birth rate right? Legal immigration is great for an economy. And as I doubt you're native American, I can't understand your hatred of legal immigration 🤷♂️
Russia came and SAVED my people in South Ossetia! I myself have witnessed the long terrible 20 years old war against my people - by Georgians with the help of the US and the Nato weaponry. If not for Russia my people would have been eliminated and completely destroyed! Thank you Russia!🙏
Look At This Situation
Where is the full
Putin in the right history
Nice narrative, but can't fool us twice
Frontline, you have joined the mainstream. You should be embarrassed, calling this journalism.
Please produce programming that is as accurate and non biased as possible.
The media saturation in this country is what’s creating all this tension.
Tell the story just the way it is and please be better journalist.
They were always a public TV network. Not sure what you are talking about.
How is this not accurate?
My feeling here is that 'Mike' is really Mikhail. I say that because the Russian language has no articles (i.e. no 'a', 'an' or 'the'), which is why when Russian people speak English, they often produce phrases like "please be better journalist", without the 'a'.
Also, in Russian writing, there are different rules about how to organise paragraphs. And we can see 'Mike' has paragraphed his message quite strangely here, going to a new line after each sentence. He's also forgotten to leave a free line between the paras, as most English-speakers do.
So there you go, 'Mike'. A free language lesson 🙂
(And sorry if English really is your first language - but hey, if so, I've saved you from having to sign up to Grammarly and get ripped off by those sharks ;-) )
@Anthony Cook I read that in a Russian accent your theory checks out. Also, “please be better journalist” confirmed it. Thanks for pointing out what I foolishly missed.
@Nick Gagas You're welcome 🙂
Its just a teaser...but hey this will be good
The Kremlin Midget underestimated Joe Biden.
Lets gooo Brandon
I would love to see Robert zeihan interviewed
You mean PETER Zeihan? Sorry to break it to you, but Peter is hardly an expert on Russia, and in fact his Russia take is one of his weakest of all.
Julia knows putin and Russia watch her.
@sshender yes. Sorry. Why do you think that?
@sshender I’ve watched him several times this last month-both old videos and ones newly uploaded on his channel. I have no reason to doubt him and the stuff his says sounds pretty accurate , but he does seem overconfident and talks in absolutes which I don’t like. Otherwise he’s quite entertaining and does seem to call out when he’s wrong
@M A I’ve watched several of Julia’s interviews, especially those with frontline. The problem is that she doesn’t have a Clip-Share channel so I have to search for her videos
How can I watch this? I live in Ireland so I can't watch PBS
Please understand that we should get together and pray prayers 🙏 and pray prayers once again soon and yes it's time to respect each other and make sure this one kind of thing is not going to get the results done before the next Election Day and the Secrets Society and it's other side of the American Way of Life with a different way from the American people who are Christian must be able to get together and talk about what we should be able to get done before the next week.
America made a huge mistake electing 46. His entire career is a contradiction.
The hero Biden 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Joe: “Hey Mikhail how are ya!”
Gorbachev: _"...Perestroika Perestroika!"_
"All out war". Sure
We Cannot Keep Discussing This Anymore
After corn pop why doest biden kick his ads with a vhsin and let him feel his leg hairs
Russian side is missing
I heard enough of Russian side
How do you know “Putin is trying to rebuild the Russian empire?”
They don't, it's just a "educated guess" but it fits the narrative well
Because it sounds better than "Russia sees an existential threat in NATO".
@BHuang92 Article 5 of the treaty, the collective self-defense provision?
this war is between USA and Russia two super power neither one wants to lose
Putin and the pres. putin is also a the pres too..
Georgia was sad part
Ask me about Georgia! I was born there and have witnessed the long terrible 20 yo war of Georgia against South Ossetia. If not for the help of Russia we would have been destroyed and eliminated! Since then I don’t trust any of the US or Nato politics and words, not ONE WORD . Long live Russia! Thank you for your help!