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Putin and the Presidents: Yevgenia Albats (interview) | FRONTLINE

  • Published on Feb 8, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Yevgenia Albats is an investigative journalist and editor-in-chief of The New Times, a Moscow-based independent political weekly. She is the author of four books, including The State Within a State: The KGB and Its Hold on Russia-Past, Present and Future.
    The following interview was conducted by the Kirk Documentary Group’s Michael Wiser for FRONTLINE on Sept. 29, 2022. It has been edited for clarity and length.
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Comments • 707

  • Malte Persike
    Malte Persike 3 months ago +110

    I am in absolute awe. The raw emotion barely contained by Yewgenia Albats is indicative of how broken all of the involved societies are and how hopeless the situation is.

    • lubefish
      lubefish 3 months ago

      but you know xD

    • NoForum
      NoForum 3 months ago +6

      @lubefishare you struggling to say something?

    • lubefish
      lubefish 3 months ago +2

      No need to say anything 🤭 she said everything that needed to be said 🤭 mostly "but you know" 🤣 if you still dont get my point play it again and count how many times she says "but you know" or just "you know" 🤭

    • King Solomon
      King Solomon 3 months ago +9

      Do you understand that , this’s not her native language. Thus she made her points very clear. I don’t understand why you’re mocking her.I think is just pure ignorance from you. I hope I am wrong.

  • Patricia Munro
    Patricia Munro 3 months ago +120

    I have truly had the privilege of listening to the best description of Putin that I have heard. I am a first-generation Slovak and am very familiar with the old USSR and Putin. I am grateful that you are informing our young people and helping the world understand the terrible motives for the Ukraine invasion. Thank you

    • etemy tradel
      etemy tradel 3 months ago +1

      My family is from eastern Ukraine and nobody there calls themselves Ukrainian. I was actually brought up being told I was doing it the Ukrainian way everytime I messed up. Maybe it is more important what the people living there think not some idiots who want a comedian to run a puppet anericant government and start wars.

    • William Becking
      William Becking 3 months ago +1

      Everyone should take the time to listen to this.
      Unfortunately most people have the attention span of a gnat!

    • Sandra Johnson-Erickson
      Sandra Johnson-Erickson 3 months ago +1

      I can only pray more people listen to this. This interview would be one that if we all watched TV or could interrupt what people are watching, like in the 70s, she is one person that puts everything I have heard about Putin in a kind but very frank way. The US needs to reframe how we establish relations on our end, how our people are looking at their country

    • Sandra Johnson-Erickson
      Sandra Johnson-Erickson 3 months ago

      I believe the people of Ukraine are beginning to see that they will be themselves one day. I wish all people in the world had opportunity to be themselves working along side others. I feel being an American means you serve others puppet -like. It is hard to do more than work at work, home, church, and community. Yet so many are homeless.

  • Angela Smirnova
    Angela Smirnova 3 months ago +38

    Thank you to Evgenia Albats for such an emotional and powerful speech.

  • roy etier
    roy etier 3 months ago +20

    I’ve watched the interviews with Mrs. Albats and some other Russian journalists and these are some of the bravest journalists out there. Julia Loffe is another really good journalist on Russia and Ukraine.

  • 31Blaize
    31Blaize 3 months ago +29

    We should have been listening to people like this lady for a long time instead of pretending that everything was fine. And we should not forget this in future dealings with Russia.

  • Jed
    Jed 3 months ago +34

    If only there were more Russian voices like this honest articulate women. A brave women.

    • Michelle Meireles
      Michelle Meireles 3 months ago +2

      women=2 or more
      (Please don't feel offended, I'm just trying to help you understand the concept, so it's easier to remember. English isn't my first language either, so I know how this helps, like it helped me). 😊 ✌🏻

    • Donbass Comrade
      Donbass Comrade 3 months ago +1

      There are a lot of russian voices. Also voices of brave russian women too. Unfortunatelly there's a huge state machine suppressing them all. That machine fuelled by European funds and encouraged by so-called West's impotence. Exactly as Yevgenia is explaining in this amazing interview.

    • Bob Bear
      Bob Bear Month ago

      @Donbass Comrade ??? fueled by who???
      Who invaded, Russia, no one else is responsible

    • PandemoniumMeltDown
      PandemoniumMeltDown Month ago

      There are many, they just don't get conveyed to the "West". Some manage, they're hard to find.

    • Diesel Motorny
      Diesel Motorny 10 days ago

      Far too many russian voices there. Listen to the voices of Chechens, Ukrainians, Tatars, Dagestanians instead. They know where Albats manipulates and how to oppose her.

  • Fyrd Færeld
    Fyrd Færeld 3 months ago +25

    Exactly! I applaud Yevgenia's justified and eloquent moral outrage.

  • Sven Bijleveld
    Sven Bijleveld 3 months ago +119

    24:37 She really hits the nail on the head on this one, after all we have been through in the 20th century we did not have the self reflection to see how we also enabled this.

    • Jahson Ntare
      Jahson Ntare 3 months ago +6


    • longshotny
      longshotny 3 months ago +6


    • roy etier
      roy etier 3 months ago +12

      That is a very powerful statement she makes and is 100% correct. I’d love to see her speak in person. She is a very brave female journalist and is teaching our kids in universities here in the USA. God Bless Mrs. ALBATS

  • Helen Bichard
    Helen Bichard 3 months ago +19

    Wonderful insight of the subject from the mouth of a Russian citizen . Love her direct observations & her historical parrellels.

  • Eric Sarnoski
    Eric Sarnoski 3 months ago +72

    I was really touched by her passion against the injustice perpetrated upon the peace loving people of Ukraine. Putin reigns over an empire of evil.

  • Boozehounde
    Boozehounde 3 months ago +35

    This was the best interview from the entire series. She was correct. Putin is destroying two countries at the same time.

    • Freedom Spirit
      Freedom Spirit 3 months ago +2

      Lezensky is also destroying Ukraine.

    • LoveMyPeople04
      LoveMyPeople04 3 months ago +7

      @Freedom Spirit lol his ppl don’t think so. When was the last time you saw Ukrainian soldiers run away? Lol..half off young Russians have left the country..that says a lot

    • LoveMyPeople04
      LoveMyPeople04 3 months ago +3

      @Freedom Spirit lol yeah just like Ukraine was to be “de-nazify from the nazi in the Ukraine government” right? Lol y’all really need to stick to one blame…first it was “nato is surrounding u” than it was “Ukraine must be de-nazify”. Now it’s “Ukraine is being used as a proxy” 😂😂😂😂get your story straight homie..cause y’all got a out 10 different stories why you started you’re “2days special military operation” lol

  • Tish Hill
    Tish Hill 3 months ago +148

    What an example you are, Ms Albats, of the bravest person of intellectual and personal and moral integrity. Our gain of you in this country is Russia's desperate loss. Together with others who have watched this, I wish you could have your own TV show here in any language you'd like (subtitles are always possible!). You move and break my heart. Lucky NYU to have you. This is a greatly informative interview showing the depth of your knowledge and passion. Spasibo ❤️🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

    • Tish Hill
      Tish Hill 3 months ago +8

      Yes! She has her own Clip-Share channel in Russian without English subtitles...so those of us who weren't able to learn Russian cannot benefit from her channel, alas.

    • Damnnn
      Damnnn 3 months ago +3

      @Tish Hill you can try translating the auto captions to English, might get the majority of what is said

    • Tish Hill
      Tish Hill 3 months ago +2

      @Damnnn Thanks! I tried but I found no option for English captions. I very much appreciate your suggestion -- nice to hear from you. Kind. Thoughtful.

  • Living Life on Life's Terms
    Living Life on Life's Terms 3 months ago +16

    Wow this was very very well said and from a Russian perspective. I will not forget her last 15 minutes of the interview. Perhaps she needs to speak to all the NATO country leaders and reiterate the points of being decisive.

  • cUgeezzz
    cUgeezzz 3 months ago +76

    this woman should have her own show , she needs a wider platform so her voice is can be my heard by a larger demographic.
    Thank You
    yes please if you ever choose to teach our country will benefit greatly.

    • Tish Hill
      Tish Hill 3 months ago +3

      Yes! Agree fully. Slava Ukraine!

    • W Bin
      W Bin 3 months ago +5

      She has her own Clip-Share channel. ✅
      Share it.

    • W Bin
      W Bin 3 months ago

      ​ Ruwayda Struwe is a troll dont answer they get paid extrs

  • Charles Burnham
    Charles Burnham 3 months ago +74

    "Strong society, weak state." WOW. Now THAT is an insight that I've never considered. Her assessment of Putin's character- I wish all the Putin fanboys in the Middle East, Africa and China could hear this.

    • Fyrd Færeld
      Fyrd Færeld 3 months ago +8

      "Strong society, weak state", but with the enormous potential that strong, determined, activated societies can realize.

    • Laurie
      Laurie 3 months ago +3

      I've heard Ukrainians describe their country in exactly the same way.

    • Sachin Tomar
      Sachin Tomar 3 months ago +1

      Actually tbh, no one in Asia or Africa really cares about the ongoings and goingons in Europe. They are a tiny corner of the planet (compared to India, China and Africa) in terms of population and area. In terms of economy in the next 2 decades, it will be the BRICS nations that will prospoer and for sure be larger than the European economy put together. The US is very much responsible for what is happening in Ukraine today with their obsession with shouts of NATO, NATO and NATO in the corner of Russia. Imagine the idea that Presidents of Latin America suddenly become friends of Russia, what would the US think about that. Russians do not want the West in their neighborhood and no one in Asia really cares about this. It is Europe's problem and they need to solve it. Nationalism is very important today to rising Asian and African countries. Global problems arent their problems while they want to participate in Global successes - which is what the West did in the 20th century with imperialistic rules in the 3rd world. Today the 3rd world has become 2nd and after 2050 it will be almost at par with the 1st world due to massive markets due to large populations and manufacturing growth!

    • Donbass Comrade
      Donbass Comrade 3 months ago +1

      There are a lot of Putin fanboys in developed contries too.

  • Jaime Kuehner
    Jaime Kuehner 3 months ago +22

    I love this woman. God bless her bravery.

  • Laurie
    Laurie 3 months ago +7

    She is right that we could have taken REAL decisive steps, but chose not to. Her honesty is both amazing and disheartening.

  • out side
    out side 3 months ago +14

    This woman is a credit to herself and us

  • Lisa Downie
    Lisa Downie 3 months ago +23

    Great interviewee 👏🏻
    Russia needs a president with her mental clarity & Integrity.

  • Young Shinigami
    Young Shinigami 3 months ago +10

    This is some of the most amazing insightful information on this life we're in I've ever heard in my life.

  • The Deer Garden
    The Deer Garden 3 months ago +36

    I could listen to Yevgenia all day. I feel her frustration when she talks about how we are are watching a modern day Hitler meanwhile we haven’t learned any lessons. After a whole year I now believe the west actually should send in forces maybe on volunteer basis to support Ukraine and crush Putin’s war criminals. Russia has crossed so many redlines so far that it’s ridiculous to think we can’t push back. Otherwise this is dragging out for years with Ukraine turned into rubble like Poland was after WW2.

    • s v
      s v Month ago

      Would you volunteer ?

  • P. H.
    P. H. 3 months ago +12


  • Bamiro Olamide
    Bamiro Olamide 3 months ago +31

    This is a fascinating, Jaw-dropping interview. she just kept hitting those nails on the head. She is clear eyed unlike Macron, Biden, Sholtz etc

  • Ihor Mudryy
    Ihor Mudryy 3 months ago +10

    Very emotional, but sincere, direct and straight to the point like eastern europeans do!

  • Darren Howell
    Darren Howell 3 months ago +10

    Brilliant with how correct this lady the truth hurts great interview and correct on so many fronts 👌⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Andrew S
    Andrew S 3 months ago +4

    No one understands the depths of Putin's evil better than the people who endured life under communism. I love what this woman has to say.

  • Kristal Kristal
    Kristal Kristal 3 months ago +4

    I just listened to Ms Albat's two hour long interview for the "Putin Files" series, and I swear, I could easily sit through another 3 hours of hearing this extraordinary woman speak and not be bored for a single minute of it. And I have ADHD.
    She is that commanding, that engaging. To hear this woman speak is to give respect, to give all your time and to listen. Yevgenia Albats really puts the lie to this "strong man" bullshit that everyone used to justify Putin's mere existence as president for so long. This, here, is some real strength. Ms Albats is like a beautiful force of nature, and the Russian people were fools if they did not elect her.
    I have my doubts, of course. Russia might have had just one free election in its entire history and existence on this planet, and then again, perhaps not even that one.

  • selbalamir
    selbalamir 3 months ago +38

    Finally. Someone who doesn’t tiptoe around evil.

  • Jessica H.I.
    Jessica H.I. 3 months ago +12

    Wow! What an inspiration you are and always have been, Ms Albats! Hats off to you! ❤

  • Mirthjoy Gladly
    Mirthjoy Gladly 3 months ago +7

    Best interview yet. Thank you for making this accessible to everyone.

  • Candy Hot Lips
    Candy Hot Lips 3 months ago +35

    Love this woman. Thank you for interviewing her.💚💖💜

  • Mehran H
    Mehran H 3 months ago +57

    One of the best interviews ever on Putin, and war in Ukraine. If European allow Putin win this war, they have signed for their own gradual demise. Even if this takes a nuclear confrontation.

    • Aussie  Mocha
      Aussie Mocha 3 months ago +4

      Right 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
      They will be signing their countries over to a new wave of Russification

    • SolSere Jeremy
      SolSere Jeremy 3 months ago +1

      @Aussie Mocha Not to happen, if we, the peoples of Europe have a say about it.

    • Aussie  Mocha
      Aussie Mocha 3 months ago

      @SolSere Jeremy
      Good 👍🏻! Jolly well hope not

  • Vodguk
    Vodguk 3 months ago +20

    Amazing interview. Thank you, Frontline 👍🏼

  • Cat B
    Cat B 3 months ago +5

    Wow! Thanks for this interview. It is the best explanation of Putin’s political views.

  • NckBrktt
    NckBrktt 3 months ago +20

    Yevgenia Albats is at full strength now she has left Russia. A brilliant and very chilling analysis.

  • Grandma Kelly
    Grandma Kelly 3 months ago +10

    I really admire this lady.

  • MaxPeck
    MaxPeck 3 months ago +15

    From France, I find all your interviews very enlightening, your work extremely interesting.

  • The Cochlear Life of Brian

    She's brilliant in this video and I am in awe of her unbending morality. Such clarity is rare to see.

  • Clarita Cooke
    Clarita Cooke Month ago

    She absolutely nails the truth of this terrible situation and all the denial that contributes to it- and expresses her keen vision with appropriate anger. It’s very refreshing although not uplifting. So impressed. Possibly the best Frontline interview I’ve ever watched.

  • Aussie  Mocha
    Aussie Mocha 3 months ago +67

    23:54 “I HATE PUTIN”
    This is SO POWERFUL the way she said this. I haven’t heard anyone else say it. It makes me laugh and brings up this evil little sentiment of satisfaction from hearing those words being spoken .
    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦

    • Debs
      Debs 3 months ago +9

      There’s a voice inside me that everyday says the same words, for the past year, when I wake in my warm comfortable bed and then think of the Ukrainians. Yes. Putin is a monster. The west handling of Russia is disgusting.

    • Destroyer Armor
      Destroyer Armor 3 months ago +1

      @Debs follow the money

    • Peter Nolan
      Peter Nolan 3 months ago +1

      @Destroyer Armor Which means what? Another Putin apologist.

    • NoForum
      NoForum 3 months ago +2

      @Destroyer Armor Follow it back to the troll farm where you’re concerned

    • Venkatesh Subramanian
      Venkatesh Subramanian 3 months ago +2

      @Peter Nolan didn't like what he said? Your hand must be in the till as well....

  • Evil Twin
    Evil Twin 3 months ago +8

    Love these extended interviews 😍

  • Brian Holl
    Brian Holl 3 months ago +7

    Bravo, and thank you for saying all of this. From your words, I can not think of a better example of what truth to power means. You are truly a great Russian!

  • mike bush
    mike bush 3 months ago +26

    Every democratic leader in the world should see this. Equates Putin to Hitler.

  • Speakwell.
    Speakwell. 3 months ago +3

    To have such fluency in English, and to be able to articulate in extraordinary depth, a subject of such complexity, is an example of great intellectual ability. Thank you.

  • surely you joke, mein failüre

    "Trained not to reveal his soul, if he has any or had any" -- perfect

  • Jason Beaudoin
    Jason Beaudoin 3 months ago +2

    This is such an interesting and insightful interview. A helpful crash course in recent Russia-US history from a fantastic Russian intellectual’s perspective which filled in gaps that we miss from our often arrogant Western perspective haha
    Love this woman!

  • kellycrete
    kellycrete 3 months ago +5

    I want her on Fox News. On every single news media, but especially FOX! She’s amazing

    • claes mansson
      claes mansson 3 months ago

      Fox ?, I didn t hear her talk well of Trump, or his channel!

    • kellycrete
      kellycrete 3 months ago

      @claes mansson exactly 😏 but she’s russian so she can counter all the propaganda they’re pushing

  • RivaDog
    RivaDog 3 months ago +22

    Mrs. Albats I feel your pain, sorrow and anger!!
    And I totally agree with you..

    • Tish Hill
      Tish Hill 3 months ago +3

      I second this entire statement totally, with all my heart.

  • gskgregor
    gskgregor 3 months ago +28

    Wow, what a compelling interview!

  • Brian KENAKIN
    Brian KENAKIN 3 months ago +7

    This woman was on 🔥. Like Chamberlain before WW II, Americans didn't believe that Putin would do what he said. We are in for a long fight.

  • Gabriel Gabriel
    Gabriel Gabriel 3 months ago +12

    Best interview by far.

  • J
    J 3 months ago +3

    Yevgenia is a phenomenal person who dares speak truth. "Why was everyone so blind?"

  • Friedrich Schuessler
    Friedrich Schuessler 3 months ago +15

    i like her style of opposing that putin-tug very loudly and strong. after 2014 i opposed the german policy opposite russia very much in discussions with friends - believe me i had a hard time then. and even how - although it is slowly changing - people here like to hide from reality. we have to go a long way in germany to be like the anglosaxons in the way of defending freedom

  • Mike Gr
    Mike Gr 3 months ago +17

    She is a star!!

  • Vangelis Vrachliotis
    Vangelis Vrachliotis 3 months ago +7

    It is a really excellent presentation!!!! Worth every word that she says

  • Ben B
    Ben B 3 months ago +9

    I wonder why Frontline waited so much longer to release this full interview compared to the other three?

  • yossarian MNichols
    yossarian MNichols 3 months ago +21

    This a much more logical theory of why Putin invaded. It really makes sense.

  • doc martin
    doc martin Month ago

    Why isn’t this interview broadly and repeatedly played so that this wise woman (Yewgenia Albats) can be heard endlessly…. She does not mince her words. For anyone who still doesn’t comprehend the full scale horror of this war, or the reasons behind it, listen to this in its entirety. Thank you PBS.

  • donyboy73
    donyboy73 3 months ago +5

    Best explanation ever from this smart woman!

  • Marcus Liou
    Marcus Liou 3 months ago +4

    Scariest part about her analogies between Hitler and Putin is that Hitler didn't have nuclear weapons, but Putin DOES have nuclear weapons.

  • fernando perez
    fernando perez 3 months ago +2

    the best analysis of Putin, Russia and Ukraine. It is a pleasure to listen to a person with such knowledge and analytical skills.

  • BigAlNaAlba
    BigAlNaAlba 3 months ago +40

    Wow! That lady is blunt and direct in her assessment, I wonder if her warnings will continue to fall on deaf ears?

    • Alexis M
      Alexis M 3 months ago +5

      Oh they will. 😢

    • Andrew S
      Andrew S 3 months ago +2

      I think most of us have woken up to what Putin is about. And that number keeps climbing.

  • Cat C🧋
    Cat C🧋 3 months ago +57

    Always good to hear from Zhenya. I’m glad she left Russia for her safety, because she is a trusted Russian-language source on her Clip-Share channel. She’s a badly-needed counterbalance to the 24/7 propaganda on state TV.

    • longshotny
      longshotny 3 months ago +4

      Sounds about right

    • Litte Liten
      Litte Liten 3 months ago +5

      Powerful truth b*mbs from this lady as far as I ca see.

    • Junior Roselyn Roselyn
      Junior Roselyn Roselyn 3 months ago

      She is fooling around the reason she doesn’t like Putin is for personal reasons she left Russia as all Imigrantes come to America because of the good economy Us have so far

    • Cecil Treadwell
      Cecil Treadwell 3 months ago +2

      @Litte Liten - Too bad so many Americans have an appetite for slick B.S. instead. They would rather listen to FOX Noise.

  • Peter Kull
    Peter Kull 3 months ago +4

    Iám meanwhile 67 years old and what you probably may call an ordinary German man BUT- even I learned (after I listened his Munich speach) it might be dangerous having a former FSB/KGB agent as the president of Russia. AND than we had this traitor (Bundeskanzler) Schröder and all his entourage telling us that Putin is a bespoke democrate. Thank you Mrs. Albats for this comprehensive description of Putin.

  • Valerie Walwyn
    Valerie Walwyn 3 months ago +1

    Best interview that I’ve seen that helps us in democratic countries to better understand Russia; it’s people and Putin: and also our part in this war. She’s brilliant and Russia’s loss

  • Google User
    Google User 3 months ago +29

    Dear Yevgenya, thank you for your presentation. It's a nice speech and sincere presentation!

  • speculawyer
    speculawyer 3 months ago +14

    "Hitler spoke German!" was a hilarious line! 😂

  • Jane CK.
    Jane CK. 3 months ago

    The entire interview is the best I have heard so far on this topic - but at about 45:10 and up - touche, Yevgenia, no one has said it better.

  • Hieu Vu
    Hieu Vu 3 months ago +1

    After my parents, I would like my children to call this lady grandma. She is right on the targets from start to finish during the interview.

  • HAMA
    HAMA 3 months ago +5

    Wow this lady is keepin it real. Respect

  • Jason Calvo
    Jason Calvo 3 months ago +2

    I have so much respect for her. She sees it all for that it is. She feels guilty as a Russian for what Putin is doing. Wow she is brilliant and I respect her so much.

  • Des Baldwin
    Des Baldwin 3 months ago +4

    Love her she's brilliant

  • Adriano Celentano
    Adriano Celentano 3 months ago +37

    I would like to have this available in German language for my fellow citizens.

    • MistieBlue
      MistieBlue 3 months ago +8

      And in French language!

    • dmatej79
      dmatej79 3 months ago +2

      With subtitles you can also visit more clever educated Russians, usually in exile now. But these from PBS are awesome too.

    • MistieBlue
      MistieBlue 3 months ago +1

      @dmatej79 Will you plz give some information about that? Thx 😊

    • SolSere Jeremy
      SolSere Jeremy 3 months ago

      Mache dir keine Sorgen, wer will, wird das auch so verstehen können.

  • Curtis Webb
    Curtis Webb 3 months ago +15

    She's so badass.

  • Cecil Treadwell
    Cecil Treadwell 3 months ago +9

    She's right.
    We basted in our own wishful thinking.

  • Cecil Treadwell
    Cecil Treadwell 3 months ago +22

    What a brilliant perceptive mind!
    Thank you for this informative interview.

  • Logen
    Logen 3 months ago +2

    the best interview ever. it needs to see everyone

  • jondowee
    jondowee 3 months ago +6

    I love her. She does not mince words.

  • αλλο
    αλλο 3 months ago +14

    42:20 ""Russians are in love with me, Vladimir Putin. I’m macho guy. Look at me, you know, with my naked torso. I’m a great guy.” He loves himself to death." The final sentence, in particular sums up Tsar Runt's unjustified megalomania. Pah! You look less nauseating with your shirt on, Pooti.

  • daryoush haj-najafi
    daryoush haj-najafi 3 months ago +12


  • d. anne Johnson
    d. anne Johnson 3 months ago +1

    Really Brilliant....makes so much sense of how this awful situation came to be.... Thank you.

  • steve beer
    steve beer 3 months ago +1

    Truth, eggbound and fragile becomes a flaming phoenix! There IS such a thing as Absolute Truth. As Eugine Hutz says "This is more than True, it actually happened". This woman speaks unadulterated Truth..Thank you Yevgenia Albats.Slava Ukraine

  • SolSere Jeremy
    SolSere Jeremy 3 months ago +2

    Absolutely great interview. It should have way more clicks. A cohesive and very lucid description of the state of the affairs about Russia's war on Ukraine.
    Western policy advisers and NATO policy advisers should listen and implement ASAP.
    If Europe and America don't push back decisively there will be no security in Europe in the following decades.
    As citizens, and I'm from Germany, we need to change our perspective how our world was changed after the start of the Russian invasion on Feb., 24th 2022 completely.

  • Madalena Da silva
    Madalena Da silva 3 months ago +3

    Let,s hope that this exceptional interview will reach government people from USA and EU too. It would be a good lesson for then

  • Kurt M
    Kurt M 3 months ago +1

    This is by far the best interview I’ve seen on the subject… ever

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago +55

    In case you're wondering...
    That's not just a "Russian accent".
    This is a "signature" accent of someone who learned English before she traveled outside USSR, from Soviet teachers who themselves had never been outside the USSR, and she learned the pronunciation exactly as taught... I've met MANY folks who speak this exact version "Standard Soviet English" versus just Russian accent.

    • Kid Rocker
      Kid Rocker 3 months ago +13

      it"s a soviet jewish accent in case you're wondering.

    • Nigel Williams
      Nigel Williams 3 months ago +6

      Fascinating. I’m a linguist however Slavic languages aren’t within the purview of my expertise haha. But her accent was obviously more than, as you said, “Russian”. Thanks for the insight! I’ll have to do a research dive

    • MJ0507
      MJ0507 3 months ago +7

      Yup, my English teacher that has never been in any English speaking country spoke with that exact accent😂

    • Ola Tedin
      Ola Tedin 3 months ago +1

      Can't wait to see when you get interviewed on the show! :)

    • Tish Hill
      Tish Hill 3 months ago +2

      She was at Harvard for a while -- English is the main language spoken and written there, mates. And she simply has her own Russian-English accent. It is not a Yiddish accent!

  • raul rabufetti
    raul rabufetti 3 months ago +3

    what a brave woman

  • artmusic2
    artmusic2 3 months ago +3

    "Do not pet the tiger!" Ms. Yevgenia Albats💛💙 - so agree with all her astonishing insights on Putin; and his "tiger" fascism, wrapped in horrendous kleptocracy & cruelty. SLAVA UKRAINE.

  • SGT. NMI
    SGT. NMI 3 months ago +10

    This woman tells it like it is. Damn.

  • Robert N
    Robert N 3 months ago +8

    The world needs a satellite tv channel that gives normal Russian journalists a voice.

  • William Young
    William Young 3 months ago +40

    This woman should be president of the Russian Federation.

    • Big Guy
      Big Guy 3 months ago +7

      I support this Woman as President of the Russian Federation. She is very wise.

    • maxime arnoldi
      maxime arnoldi 3 months ago +1


    • Junior Roselyn Roselyn
      Junior Roselyn Roselyn 3 months ago +2

      You all Bots

    • Sergey Gokun
      Sergey Gokun 3 months ago +3

      @@bigguy467 you are not Russian so your opinions here don't matter , what matters is that the Russian people love him 😉

  • Rica Lina
    Rica Lina 3 months ago +7

    Yet another great interview! Thank you!

  • Blue1905
    Blue1905 3 months ago +3

    This Lady speaks truth only💙💛

  • Joan Cramer
    Joan Cramer Month ago

    What an amazing woman. Heartbreaking.

  • wendus93
    wendus93 3 months ago +3

    The stuff that Yevgenia says - the way Russia and Putin see the world - is exactly how my great aunt sees the world and she, of course, is a victim of Russian propaganda. Sad, but scary. It's scary how much influence Russian propaganda has.

  • Arlene Nolte
    Arlene Nolte 3 months ago

    I love Ms. Albats, she tells things like they are.

  • Tom Tyl
    Tom Tyl 2 months ago

    This entire series is very informative.

  • P. H.
    P. H. 3 months ago +5

    A really great channel and great speakers!

  • Porkchop1967
    Porkchop1967 3 months ago

    What an amazing woman! A true leader with a clear head.

  • Artur Wiebe
    Artur Wiebe 3 months ago +3

    "I hate Putin" - I felt it as she said it. Thank you.