Putin's Witnesses

2018 · 1 hr 42 min

Russian Federation, December 31, 1999. After President Boris Yeltsin's unexpected resignation, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin becomes acting president of the country. From that day and for a year, Vitaly Mansky's camera documented Putin's rise to power. The story of a privileged witness. The harsh explanation of the reason why politics is the art of possibility of achieving the best with the support of many, but also of giving the worst in return.
Directed By
Vitaly Mansky
Written By
Vitaly Mansky
Vertov, GoldenEggProduction, Hypermarket Film, ZDF, RTS, SRG SSR, Česká televize, ARTE, Latvijas Televizija
Documentary, History


Vitaly ManskySelf - Narrator (voice) / (archive footage)
Boris NemtsovSelf - Politician (voice)
Vladimir PutinSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Boris EltsinSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Mikhail GorbachevSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Naina YeltsinaSelf - Yeltsin's Wife (archive footage)
Tatyana YumashevaSelf - Yeltsin's Daughter / Politician (archive footage)
Vera Dmitrievna GurevichSelf - Putin's Teacher (archive footage)
Anatoly ChubaisSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Dmitry MedvedevSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Elena OkulovaSelf - Yeltsin's Daughter (archive footage)
Gleb PavlovskySelf - Politician (archive footage)
Ivan OkulovSelf - Yeltsin's Grandson (archive footage)
Ksenia PonomaryovaSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Lyudmila PutinaSelf - Putin's Wife (archive footage)
Mikhail KasyanovSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Mikhail LesinSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Nikita MikhalkovSelf - Director (archive footage)
Tony BlairSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Valentin YumashevSelf - Politician (archive footage)
Vladislav SurkovSelf - Politician (archive footage)

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