If you are in interested in how things were after the collapse of the Soviet Union and getting a sense of the achievement of Vladimir Putin in giving Russians back their hope and dignity this is essential viewing.
We don’t get journalism like this any more.
It’s pretty balanced.
The Struggle for Russia (1994) – Russia in early 1990s
The program presents an in-depth look at Boris Yeltsin’s presidency, exploring Russia’s economic and social chaos and examining what went wrong with Yeltsin’s ‘shock therapy’ economic reforms, also looking at the battle between Yeltsin and his political opponents.