Vladimir Putin Investigative Reports

Vladimir Putin’s Rise to Power

From Soviet spy to the highest elected office in Russia, Vladimir Putin has now served as President of Russia for 14 years — and by all accounts he’s about to make that 20.

During Vladimir Putin’s time in power, he’s cracked down on political opposition, annexed parts of Ukraine, and overseen Russia’s increased involvement in global affairs.

 

Putin Opponents Poisoned & Murdered

Rachel Maddow reports on the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and the poisoning of Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza.

 

Putin critic latest of many to suffer untimely calamity

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about connecting the dots on the shockingly long list of Russian journalists, activists, and critics of Vladimir Putin who have met with untimely deaths or mysterious illnesses.

 

Poison, Jail and Suicide: How Putin’s foes disappear

Putin’s political opponent, Alexei Navalny, was taken out of the running with a four year old fraud case. However, this isn’t the first time Putin’s opponents have mysteriously been ‘removed.’

 

Putin brooks no quarter for rivals

Rachel Maddow tells the story of how Vladimir Putin destroyed his political opponent and seized his oil company, which was eventually absorbed by the Kremlin oil company, Rosneft, and the close relationship between Putin, Rosneft, and ExxonMobil’s Rex Tillerson.

 

Putin The World’s Richest Man

 

Vladimir Putin not only engaged in tactics to influence the US 2016 election, but   according to President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has a history of interfering in elections in the Ukraine and Georgia

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Video title: Russia treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel

Rachel Maddow reports on concerns about Russia’s influence over Donald Trump, and the likelihood that Russia’s arrests of FSB members for treason is confirmation of some part of recent U.S. intelligence releases about Russia.