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The Putin Files: Vladimir Kara-Murza

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 24 ต.ค. 2017
  • Watch Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza’s candid, full interview on Putin and allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election - all part of "The Putin Files", FRONTLINE's media transparency project. Explore kara-Murza's full interview and interactive transcript here: www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/in...
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  • @twist777hz
    @twist777hz 5 ปีที่แล้ว +324

    I am a proud former high-school classmate of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s (class of 2000; somewhere in northwest London), and I recall distinctly he was then already an expert in Russian politics, history, and literature, in addition to being an incredibly effective speaker. His deep love for Russia was palpable. I also remember chatting casually with him about Putin's inauguration, though unlike him I failed to grasp the significance of the event. A few years ago I learnt by chance that he had narrowly escaped death twice for his political activities.There's no doubt in my mind that, if there's one man who can free Russia from the shackles of totalitarianism, it's Vladimir Kara-Murza -- or Vlad, as we used to call him.

    • @kevinbaublitztutor2075
      @kevinbaublitztutor2075 4 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      The man is so very articulate and I've gone back to the interview again and again.

    • @utubefreshie
      @utubefreshie 3 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      So he was educated in London. You could kind of tell by how elegantly he speaks. What is his background and where is he now? I did not know him before watching this interview and now I feel I know everything about recent Russian history and politics. Impressive! This guy is brilliant! He should be president of Russia!

    • @ellemarr7234
      @ellemarr7234 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@kevinbaublitztutor2075 Me too. I think this is my third go of it.

    • @--Skip--
      @--Skip-- 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Thank you for sharing these memories. Very cool!!!

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Thanks for sharing that connection you had with him it is very interesting and confirms what we all saw in this interview this man is a powerhouse and that makes him a Target on Putin's dart board.

  • @tamaliaalisjahbana6849
    @tamaliaalisjahbana6849 2 ปีที่แล้ว +95

    This is a very courageous man who truly loves Russia and democracy and who loves them so much he is prepared to place his life on the line repeatedly for them. He is as courageous as any soldier on the battlefield. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a moral soldier. If he dies I shall remember his name and his love for his country and democracy. His outstanding bravery.

  • @LongDistanceCall11
    @LongDistanceCall11 2 ปีที่แล้ว +391

    Incredible. The whole series. I'm sorry I have just found this, especially since I come from Russia myself and the speakers here are actually the people who's names I've known for a long time, but never really heard them speak in such a profound and continuous speech. Which is what I'm especially grateful for.

    • @teslaandhumanity7383
      @teslaandhumanity7383 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      🕊🤍🇺🇦🕊🤍🇺🇦 stay safe

    • @goldenniblings
      @goldenniblings 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Bless you and your future.

    • @yespls4184
      @yespls4184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Russian people have so much to offer the world- it’s unfortunate that your current government works so hard to suppress that. I’m glad that you’re seeking out this information.

    • @nkenchington6575
      @nkenchington6575 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      whose names

    • @easypimpin123
      @easypimpin123 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      It’s almost like your crooked government succeeded in keeping him quiet within Russian borders.

  • @maggiemcgrath8184
    @maggiemcgrath8184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +185

    Vladimir Kara-Murza is by far the most informative and enjoyable interview I have listened to in the Putin Files. I learned so much from hearing his story. God bless him.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      At first I found myself rating interviews and I put Julia Ioffe at the top and then I heard him speak and I matched him with her and then I heard numerous other speakers talking with the same clarity and conviction that they both spoke with and there was a theme that everyone agreed to. Putin is off balance he is on a mission and he is more dangerous now than he was back then.

    • @shelleysheaves5416
      @shelleysheaves5416 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @yespls4184
      @yespls4184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      He was just arrested by Russian authorities

    • @pascualhernandez3763
      @pascualhernandez3763 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @juusohh
    @juusohh 6 ปีที่แล้ว +219

    Very touching especially when he speaks about his late friend Boris Nemtsov. Thank you Vladimir Kara-Murza!

  • @EduardoReyes-bx6ly
    @EduardoReyes-bx6ly 2 ปีที่แล้ว +357

    Going through the whole series (Sadly after Russia’s invasion of 🇺🇦).
    This is one of the best interviews of them all.

    • @lolacolombiana1364
      @lolacolombiana1364 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      I agree.

    • @digitalnorbs
      @digitalnorbs 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      Same, cant stop. I lived under the CCCP Irondome, we fully understnad why everyone moves away from Russia.

    • @cyczanin
      @cyczanin 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10


    • @nathanielfarrugia
      @nathanielfarrugia 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      This and julia Ioffe

    • @robertborden2666
      @robertborden2666 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I really feel for his loss (and the world’s loss) of Boris Nemcov. I’m going to have to study up on him. I feel presently that Russia deserves so much better than this pretender, this manipulative goon who is dragging the whole of their country down so that he can exact revenge on Ukraine for being brave where he could not.

  • @Ellesmere888
    @Ellesmere888 5 ปีที่แล้ว +259

    Quite a guy.
    Bright, remarkably well informed and articulate.
    Terrific interview.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      I agree this guy is very sharp very perceptive knows his subject inside out and is making great points. I really appreciate that Frontline put this series together it has been fascinating and I am going to watch all of the interviews. The timing is especially important because of Putin's attempt to weasel his way into Ukraine to steal more of their land. Seeing how the Russians allowed their nascent democracy to be undermined makes me all the more determined to rescue our own democracy which is under a similar attack with the Republican party I'm sorry to say.

    • @mchristr
      @mchristr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@refuge42 I know many Russians and they are smart, educated, and well spoken. I must point out that our constitutional republic is constantly under attack by those on both sides of the aisle. I'm not talking about a nefarious, clandestine conspiracy but rather by the rejection of America's foundational principles.

    • @giovanna722
      @giovanna722 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      April 2023: He's just been sentenced to 25 years in jail by the Russian court.

    • @dannnyboyyyyy7877
      @dannnyboyyyyy7877 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      well others would disagree he got sentenced to 25 years

  • @harlanglass
    @harlanglass 2 ปีที่แล้ว +60

    Watching this today, two weeks and one day from Vladimir Kara-Murza’s arrest in Putin’s crime state, April 11, 2022, is chilling. The bravery and eloquence of this historian turned opposition politician is remarkable. Through this video, it is as if he speaks to us from his prison cell.

    • @DjokovicTheGoat
      @DjokovicTheGoat 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He is in the gulag for being a traitor to mother Russia

    • @annkorit6322
      @annkorit6322 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@DjokovicTheGoat In what way is he a traitor?

    • @judyweeks1480
      @judyweeks1480 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It is chilling and here we are...

    • @judyweeks1480
      @judyweeks1480 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@annkorit6322 He's NOT a traitor.

    • @anjafark
      @anjafark 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@DjokovicTheGoat It's quiet chilling that there seam to be still people in Russia that truely believe this.
      Very sad.

  • @yespls4184
    @yespls4184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    Vladimir was just arrested by Russian authorities yesterday :/ I hope he turns out okay. He is extremely brave to question authority in a country with such a repressive government.. ❤️❤️

  • @Kwisatzhaderachgiveadogabone
    @Kwisatzhaderachgiveadogabone 6 ปีที่แล้ว +103

    This is what real journalism looks like. Thank you, Thank you!

    • @Kwisatzhaderachgiveadogabone
      @Kwisatzhaderachgiveadogabone 6 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      colette s
      Colette s, sorry I disturbed your world, you must be a fan of Sean Hannity's type of pseudo journalism.

  • @BloggerMusicMan
    @BloggerMusicMan 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    This interview is absolutely riveting. I know it was six years ago now, but thank you so much Frontline for doing this. It remains more relevant than ever all these years later.
    I wish Mr. Kara-Murza the best in what is a terrible situation for him right now. I hope he doesn't end up like Navalny.

  • @gerrypead1412
    @gerrypead1412 2 ปีที่แล้ว +60

    What an absolutely wonderful man. His historical knowledge is absolutely phenomenal. Such a brave and determined man. He truly cares deeply about the Russian people who have been lied to and brainwashed into believing only one source of corrupt information. Such a sad situation. Excellent interview. One I shall never forget and definitely watch again. May this amazing man remain safe and continue his fight for the Russian people

  • @nancykirk3931
    @nancykirk3931 2 ปีที่แล้ว +51

    Watching this today, this man’s words are almost eerie. The vision of Russians standing their ground and turning the tanks away.
    Now we see people in Ukraine doing the same.
    Ordinary people on both sides, at different time, not armed forces, wanting freedom and to have their voices heard.
    Sometimes, but not often, they get their wish....

  • @maggiemcgrath8184
    @maggiemcgrath8184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +82

    This was by far the best interview in the series “Putin Files”. 👍

    • @Domestikos88
      @Domestikos88 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      YES. And you know how coherent and crystal clear accurate it was when this man has had 2 assassination attempts on his life. Using similar nerve agent as the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny

    • @lilaccilla
      @lilaccilla 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      imo , I think Putin sits super far away at the table now , because he is scared of nerve agents , of getting poisoned by someone . Because he is guilty of doing it himself . And the history of this happening to dictators . What a way to live , huh? In constant fear of being killed . Yet all he had to do was to respect others and trust others . He is not capable of compassion . He is psychotic, obviously . He seems to me to have a severe need for the world to see him as an all powerful leader . He wants to go down in history. Like this man says . His goal seems to be to be seen as the greatest most powerful leader of Russia . The problem is , that people don't like tyranny . And so they will fight back . These men seem to be obsessed with others seeing them as saviours . Yet they want to save only an idea , an ideal that is a fantasy , it is unrealistic . I suppose its like the delusions of many normal folks wanting to save the world single handedly , but it cannot be done .He needs a couch and a shrink at this point . which will never happen . Unless he accidentally gets struck by lightening and becomes an autistic savant possibly , I don't see him shaking this Messiah Complex anytime soon . He may not be religious officially , but he does think very very highly of himself as possibly a chosen one to lead . I would call him a paranoid delusional psychopathic and somewhat schizophrenic man . Of course he is bonkers . How else can you bomb hospitals with women and children in them . Now what can we do to capture him and take him to get his brain washed out of these crippling belief systems that drive him ? Why are we always allowing the most vile nut jobs to become leaders in the first place ? I only blame it on our taking the eyes off the ball . we are so distracted and occupied in our own little worlds , that we cant function well enough to know the difference between good and bad leaders . Between the corruptible , and those who have the interests of its own citizens , its own people who should pay attention to whom they choose to elect .

    • @insaneyoungster6223
      @insaneyoungster6223 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Did you see the episode with Yevgenia Albats?

  • @yedomi
    @yedomi 2 ปีที่แล้ว +162

    His voice and contributions to the world are heroic. We need more people like him to represent the citizens of the earth. Corrupt Power wants him silenced and I fear for his life. When I learned he was arrested in Moscow on Monday, April 11, 2022 I gasped. I pray for his survival.

    • @Arch497
      @Arch497 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Unfortunately, he probably died in prison, along with Navalny and everyone else that had the moral courage to return to Russia and speak truth to power.

    • @OlviMasta77
      @OlviMasta77 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      He and Navalny has been poisoned and jailed before. First time?

    • @williamyoung9401
      @williamyoung9401 ปีที่แล้ว

      He just got sentenced to twenty (20) years in prison. He'll mysteriously hang himself, just like Navalny...

    • @vitaliypro8441
      @vitaliypro8441 ปีที่แล้ว

      People like him are nothing more than false hope. He should’ve said one thing only: Putin is dictator and I need help to take him down.
      Now he will rot in prison for the rest of his life. For what?
      You can’t beat a dictator with liberal tools, brute force is the only option

    • @thomashassall96
      @thomashassall96 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      25 years ffs 😢 Respect to all the Russians who stand up to the monster in charge

  • @AN-cy7xm
    @AN-cy7xm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    This Vladimir, what a set of cajones he has! Also, he is brilliant and has such clarity. The other Vladimir...not so much.

  • @PaulSmith-wz2xv
    @PaulSmith-wz2xv 2 ปีที่แล้ว +66

    The whole series is superb and this one is Top class and unmissable.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I completely agree and have been encouraging and advertising this series called Putin's files on Frontline to as many people as I can. Putin truly is dangerous and now that he has failed to take over the Ukraine he's even more dangerous. Next event throwing everything he can at the Donbas region so that he can claim a big win for May 9th.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Everyone now knows this and piles of military hardware are pouring into Ukraine and in support of the Russians because the Chinese have just flown six C-17 type heavy lift planes into the region ostensibly to supply the Russians. As creepy as that is it makes sense they would do it. Their version of f you to the West you're going to support Taiwan we're going to support the Russians, who by the way are the bit players in the real drama which is between the United States and China.

  • @theresachung703
    @theresachung703 6 ปีที่แล้ว +115

    Amazing that such a person exists in the world. So courageous. I would just stay home and eat more cake to forget. Where do people get the courage?
    And what an amazing voice!

    • @teslaandhumanity7383
      @teslaandhumanity7383 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      I love ❤️ his voice , Russia 🇷🇺 is lucky to have him , so heartbreaking 💔 about Boris .

  • @colingreig3460
    @colingreig3460 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    What an incredible man. Could listen to him for days on end. A living hero.

  • @RaineriRi
    @RaineriRi 3 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    Great interview. Thank you Mr. Kara-Murza! Greetings from Finland!

  • @echdareez
    @echdareez ปีที่แล้ว +59

    I saw this fascinating interview before the war started in UKR - I remember I sat through this and was captivated by the information given during that hour... And as the news came out today that his man was sentenced to 25 years in a fake trial behind closed doors, I want to express my sadness. That this rational intelligent man has lost against a maniacal system, run by deluded psychopaths stuck in the past.

    • @UN-AFFIL
      @UN-AFFIL ปีที่แล้ว +4


      @HERETOHELPPEOPLE729 ปีที่แล้ว

      This man is a beacon of hope for Russians who know damn well how corrupt the system is in Russia.
      They are brainwashed since birth, I saw a video of toddlers dressed in full military attire here on TH-cam today.😢
      No freedom in Russia and those rare few true Russians trying to better their country are poisoned, shot or face decades in prison for trumped up charges. These few men are heroes of Russia Putin is terrified of people speaking the truth. 😢

    • @cubismo85
      @cubismo85 ปีที่แล้ว

      It is sad, but i believe he wanted it, he wanted to show the world what an asshole Putin really is. There will be one day where people like Murza will be freed and forever be remembered as heroes, maybe he will also become the president of Russia one day, with that in mind perhaps his saccifice is understandable.

    • @MT-2020
      @MT-2020 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      he was sentenced but never in prison in any colony serving it. He disappears.

      @HERETOHELPPEOPLE729 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@MT-2020 glad that he did, he likely fled to a neighboring country good for himm

  • @KneesTheBees90
    @KneesTheBees90 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

    Can't express how good this interview is. I'm about to do some reading about Nemstov. It pains me to watch him talk about his friend 💔

  • @fgadenz
    @fgadenz ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Its amazing to watch this, now. 5 years ago.
    How we in the the democratic countries get so lazy and blinded to ignore this?
    Today starts the shame trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza, in Russia. Be strong, mate, if anything like a future remains for Russia, its because people like you.

  • @MoralScienceEducation
    @MoralScienceEducation 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    It is a privilege to listen to a heroic human rights warrior, who so eloquently and precisely outlines the facts for us all to understand the workings of what may go down as one of the most unethical regimes in the world. May he and all fellow conscience prisoners be freed💜

  • @Sofia-dl9vw
    @Sofia-dl9vw 2 ปีที่แล้ว +63

    I prefer to watch these older quality documentaries/interviews on Russia - they are eerily accurate but also are balanced and clear. The news right now is cluttered with everyone expressing an opinion based on the side they are on, and emotionally reporting on issues. These are the kind of interviews that help policy makers work strategically. As usual, amazing job by PBS.

    • @faisalchoudhry6645
      @faisalchoudhry6645 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      hi hi this

    • @faisalchoudhry6645
      @faisalchoudhry6645 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @k-isfor-kristina
      @k-isfor-kristina 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      PBS is about to come out with another one next week. These are not even that old - 3-4 years? After the "Russia meddling in the election" scandal

    • @giovanna722
      @giovanna722 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Sofia Well said.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Will put Sophia and I agree. What is strange is how prescient these interviews are.

  • @CJ-dp2pe
    @CJ-dp2pe 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    What he says (beginning at 41:53) is so true about Ukraine. Putin isn't afraid of NATO and it's bombs, he's afraid of the EU and it's democracy whose ideals may seep into Russia from it's Slavic, Cyrillic and orthodox neighbor.
    I watched it all, very insightful and a real eye opener!

  • @emilykrahn3185
    @emilykrahn3185 6 ปีที่แล้ว +166

    This man is so articulate, and very brave. I wish him well.

    • @elijahchong
      @elijahchong 6 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Охладите ваш антисемитизм, батенька

    • @iane427
      @iane427 6 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      what an insightful comment. reported your russian troll ass

    • @kevinkarenkljyan9464
      @kevinkarenkljyan9464 6 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Emily Krahn yes he is quite articulate, speaks English almost without an accent, and quite knowledgeable.

    • @jburgett45
      @jburgett45 5 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Yes those trolls are everywhere. This man is so articulate-very revealing interview on Putin!

    • @noaheinstein2369
      @noaheinstein2369 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      colette s, are you even slightly aware of your bullshit?

  • @kiosunightstep6640
    @kiosunightstep6640 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    It's unreal how prescient these interviews from 4 years ago are. It's like all the smart people knew what would happen, and nobody was listening.

    • @anjafark
      @anjafark 3 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @elenabeliman5694
    @elenabeliman5694 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Heartbreaking he is now arrested, wonderful courageous man..

  • @sebastianwrites
    @sebastianwrites ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Boris Nemtsova sounds incredible. Having said, that I have seen those who oppose Putin now such as Kara-Murza and of course Navalny and they are a remarkable bunch!

  • @KaritKtana
    @KaritKtana 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    Wow. What a man.
    Thank you for an eloquent and illuminating conversation!

  • @aidanaabilzhanova5885
    @aidanaabilzhanova5885 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    He is so fluent in English speaking 😍 i like the way he brings information! Let he be freed and be the leader of the country! Very nice person, i admire his nature, personality character and kind heart🙏

  • @TheMrB
    @TheMrB 5 ปีที่แล้ว +52

    Only 29K views, but put a squirrel on a skateboard wearing a Victorian stove pipe hat, 8 million views. Tragic.

    • @yohei72
      @yohei72 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5


  • @gunitapuzule5181
    @gunitapuzule5181 2 ปีที่แล้ว +32

    The best hour spent in months! Terrific interview

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @eng.luizgustavo8153
    @eng.luizgustavo8153 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    The best interview of The Putin Files series. Very well articulated Mr. Kara-Muza saved the interviewers many questions by linking his answers in a way that made all the sense. This is Putin by someone who had first-hand knowledge of him. Can't get any clearer than that.

  • @boydclark3546
    @boydclark3546 4 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    You have to respect this guy....Masha Gessen as well...patriotism and journalism at its finest.

  • @christinakuba8251
    @christinakuba8251 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Really sad watching this knowing he was arrested yesterday (April 11, 2022) for speaking out against Putin’s totalitarian regime. These people like Kara-Murtza, Navalny and many others who decide to speak out against their oppressive government AND decide to stay in their homeland are brave heroes. The people of Russia need to rise up, en masse, to overthrow Putin and his cronies or else nothing will change and he will just be replaced with someone just as bad or worse.

    • @Youlovesky_Max
      @Youlovesky_Max 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Народ это женщины от 45 лет.

  • @bridgetgee3152
    @bridgetgee3152 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    How chilling to listen to this during the Ukraine invasion by Putin.

  • @Yomi4D
    @Yomi4D 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    He explained to people who can't grasp why Oligarchs like Abramovich the Chelsea owner have to be kicked out of Western nations. They need to go free their homeland if they value the freedoms in the western worlds.

    • @robertborden2666
      @robertborden2666 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yes, he reminded me and all of us that it is universal in our western world that if you don’t accept the construct of the free world, you shouldn’t be allowed to play in it or enjoy any of its spoils.

  • @dmatej79
    @dmatej79 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Today he was awarded the Václav Havel prize. I hope he will be able to receive the award in person soon.

    • @psygnozis
      @psygnozis ปีที่แล้ว

      Just like Julian Assange

  • @kevykev8389
    @kevykev8389 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Excellent interview and discussion! I pray for his peace and strength as he was just arrested on a return trip to Moscow.

  • @lhourigan1
    @lhourigan1 3 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    These interviews are golden.

  • @enochbrown8178
    @enochbrown8178 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    This fellow is a most impressive man. I will be praying for his success.

    • @enochbrown8178
      @enochbrown8178 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Someone replied that this man died. Apparently, he is still alive. However, his father has passed away.

    • @SueFerreira75
      @SueFerreira75 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Read Bill Browder's books, Red Notice and Freezing Order for more information on Kara-Marza.
      He was arrested in Moscow on 11th April 2022.

    • @enochbrown8178
      @enochbrown8178 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@SueFerreira75 Thank you.

  • @s.l.george7348
    @s.l.george7348 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    Utterly compelling and insightful not to mention heart wrenching when Vlad went from political analyst to heartbroken friend. What a brave man--a true person of character. I so hope he stays safe in Russia.

  • @peterwhite7428
    @peterwhite7428 5 ปีที่แล้ว +90

    I am an academic who follows all this history of 2oth century Russia. What this man says is 100 percent accurate. I have experienced the Soviet world in 1980 in Poland. Unfortunately, a country I love very much, as well as America, is back to the Soviet way of acting against opposition. He is correct completely about the Magnitsky Act. The meeting in Trump tower was about that and not dirt on Hillary Clinton.

    • @AN-cy7xm
      @AN-cy7xm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      The "dirt on Clinton" was for the benefit of the Trump campaign, not the Russians. So, it was "about" both.

    • @robertborden2666
      @robertborden2666 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Did the Trump camp fall into a trap, looking for Hillary dirt? I mean, when I listen to the pretext for the meeting in Trump tower, they said it was about adoption. Well I guess it’s technically true, but entirely irrelevant next to the possibility that the Magnitsky Act was their target. “Tell him we want to meet about his kitten.” (Pause) “His kitten?”
      “Yes, his new kitten we are dangling over vat of acid and will drop if he doesn’t get rid of Magnitsky Act.”

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Oh wait the meeting at Trump towers was a nothing meeting didn't want anything they talked about orphan babies it has to be true because Donald Trump Jr said so! 😂😂🤔

    • @leebranch579
      @leebranch579 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@robertborden2666 So how does Pres. Trump become a enabler or Putin's desire for revenge? What actions and when please : I see no evidence here on any where else:

    • @robertborden2666
      @robertborden2666 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@leebranch579 I don’t think that’s the point I was making but just look to the rhetoric by Trump to weaken the solidarity of NATO and Putin couldn’t have wished for a better set of circumstances. He wouldn’t even stand by his own intelligence community that knew meddling in the election was Russia and he couldn’t confront that. Putin would have been foolish to push any harder at that point because this was removing boulders he expected would remain in place far longer.

  • @jameskirschvink4769
    @jameskirschvink4769 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Man, this guy's English is spectacular.

  • @MikusVilsons
    @MikusVilsons ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Thank you FRONTLINE PBS | Official team for those great interviews!

  • @catherinepositano8544
    @catherinepositano8544 3 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    This man appears to be genuine..he appears to be level headed...articulate and sincere..wonderful revelations. 🇦🇺

    • @nickisnyder3450
      @nickisnyder3450 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      appears to be genuine? Please tell me you don't go with "gut" reactions to people or you will fall for every con person...they are the best liars. Everything this man says can be verified. Whether you like or dislike his personality should never be the issue. He is telling the TRUTH. THAT is what matters.

  • @Ditmanppi
    @Ditmanppi 5 ปีที่แล้ว +40

    Can you imagine what this guy could do for Russia as president? It sure would be amazing to witness.

    • @oooSoundOfLifeooo
      @oooSoundOfLifeooo 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Yep. Big US business would _looove_ him. This is the guy who thinks Yeltsin-the-drunk-who-sold-russia-to-foreign-interests will be remembered fondly by history.

    • @coolchannelnumber1
      @coolchannelnumber1 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      He would turn the country back to the old Yeltsin shithole.

  • @allisonmarlow184
    @allisonmarlow184 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    I can see why Putin is so threatened by this man: he's brilliant (American meaning) and eloquent in both Russian and English. He could easy bridge the gap between the entire West and Russia, and be liked and respected by both sides.

    • @wk-ys4gt
      @wk-ys4gt ปีที่แล้ว

      Many Russian opposition leaders, or Russians, in general, were/are similarly brilliant, proficiency in foreign languages included.
      Nemtsov, for instance, before becoming a politician was a promising physicist.
      Intelectual potential has always been huge in Russian nation.
      And that is why this barbaric and idiotic war, which many Russians seem* to support, saddens me even more.
      * seem, since surveys aren't reliable in a system where "wrong" answers are being penalised.

    • @Cocoisagordonsetter
      @Cocoisagordonsetter ปีที่แล้ว

      @@wk-ys4gt Well, he and Navalny have elite Western educations. I should hope they can speak English. It's easier than Russki.

    • @mharryvan5324
      @mharryvan5324 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Very true, a commendable statement. Mr. Kara Murza is unfortunately now in a gulag. Had the EU seen this PRO DEMOCRACY specialist as an opportunity he would be a gift.

  • @hillerm
    @hillerm 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    I can’t believe a person who is only one year older than me can be so extremely knowledgeable and well-spoken. This guy literally graduated from high school around the same time Putin became president.

  • @Yomi4D
    @Yomi4D 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

    Vladimir Kara-Murza is the type of guy Vladimir Putin has nightmares about. This is certainly a voice he can't compete against, and would go to any length to silent.

  • @ziontrain1742
    @ziontrain1742 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    It might surprise many but even as a Young Man from the Gambia admire him.i pray that you soon get out from prison soon.

  • @susanharris5926
    @susanharris5926 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I can only hope you continue to survive Putin. The world needs people like you.

  • @Musiclover-uo2oi
    @Musiclover-uo2oi 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Thank you very much for your brilliant discussion. Much respect and wishing you a long and happy life, and much luck on your future endeavours. Greetings from Canada.

  • @DangerousDavies2008
    @DangerousDavies2008 2 ปีที่แล้ว +58

    I can’t believe this guy has been poisoned twice by Putin’s thugs but still keeps fighting. Legend.
    EDIT: he’s just been sentenced to 25 years…

    • @goldenniblings
      @goldenniblings 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Russia has some amazing people who represents the country well, they are needed for a better future.

    • @markofsaltburn
      @markofsaltburn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Putin’s thugs wear lace panties.

  • @GesangsMeister
    @GesangsMeister 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    I love that: domestic repression is sooner or later followed by external aggression.

  • @RenegadeSound
    @RenegadeSound ปีที่แล้ว +7

    This man has shown incredible bravery in denouncing Putin , he has just been sentenced to twenty five years in prison after surviving a poisoning attempt on his life.

  • @suzannewinter7208
    @suzannewinter7208 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Bill Browder’s books Red Notice and Freezing Order give and in-depth on how the Magnitsky Act and the corruption. Brilliant read.

  • @user-bc7ob9kj5g
    @user-bc7ob9kj5g 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    A brilliant interview, especially the interviewee, Mr Vladimir Kara-Murza🏆🏆🏆🌹🌹🌹.

  • @kevinkarenkljyan9464
    @kevinkarenkljyan9464 6 ปีที่แล้ว +50

    This man is a hero. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a man who must be protected and make sure that he continues Boris Nemtsov’s legacy, to ensure that Vladimir Putin, the deadliest enemy of the free and democratic world, is defeated and suffers the dire consequence of the damage he’s done! Why don’t we add Trump and his GOP cronies to the Magnitsky Act.

    • @conservativerot2346
      @conservativerot2346 6 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Well said.....

    • @thekaiser4333
      @thekaiser4333 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Kevin - What exactly is the name of that prescribed medication, you are supposed to take?

    • @jaykay1053
      @jaykay1053 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Isn't Magnitsky intended to restrict those who violate human rights and for whom U.S. law has no reach?

  • @Ealsante
    @Ealsante ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Kara-Murza is one of the few russians of actual moral fibre - russians who oppose the war, not because they may lose it or they may lose prestige, but because the invasion was morally horrific and repugnant. His imprisonment is repugnant in that same vein.

  • @julie804
    @julie804 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    So intelligent and informed. Important for us to know this information.

  • @mangomerkel2005
    @mangomerkel2005 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I just saw the video of him in his penal colony cell reacting to Navalny's death and calling all Russians to continue and never give up.
    It made me cry. This simple man in a prison uniform in a dirty isolated cell. Only because of his political opinions. Knowing that he might be next. After being poisoned twice.
    This man is one of the bravest men in history, just like Navalny.
    Glory to Kara-Mursa.

  • @Hope-uq1vn
    @Hope-uq1vn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    By far the best interview in this fascinating series. This gentleman articulates his points very well indeed backed up by authentic examples, well informed and intelligent. I think he is completely correct about his evaluation of Boris Yeltsin’s lefacy

  • @jessicabarber5835
    @jessicabarber5835 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Omg this was 6 years ago he's right on the money about what going on with Ukraine now.

  • @sherwyC5050
    @sherwyC5050 6 ปีที่แล้ว +55

    A very brave man. He is very articulate ✌.

  • @Flashbek87
    @Flashbek87 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    I’d like to thank English speaking viewers from outside of Russia for warm reviews of mr. V.Kara Murza. There are many talented clever people here in Russia, but sadly they are suppressed by Putin’s regime

  • @eli-schlomo-wetshekelstien6696
    @eli-schlomo-wetshekelstien6696 6 ปีที่แล้ว +81

    This guy is a BEAST no fear and indestructible apparently, he's survived radioactive poisoning 3 times !!

    • @dmitrygromov7825
      @dmitrygromov7825 6 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      for sure he isn't just too much cocaine

    • @ThusianAIR
      @ThusianAIR 6 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      3 times poisoned and survived but it wasnt radioactive poison. Only Alexander Litvinenko got poisoned by radioactive substance in his tea. He did not survive.

    • @kevinkarenkljyan9464
      @kevinkarenkljyan9464 5 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      No fear, also, it wasn’t radioactive material that poisoned him, because otherwise it would’ve killed him, because radioactive material is highly lethal.

    • @alysencameron361
      @alysencameron361 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Are you one of those spoken about in this Frontline series, the Russian hack who spreads fear and disinformation? Putin has yet to face is nemisis (it would be hilarious of it was Austin Powers, but politics is not that funny, as of yet) and someone has to pick up the pieces of the Russia he destrpys. That could be Mr Kara-Murza and the reason he survived three poisonings. For sure he survived till now because his purpose has yet to be fulfilled. I love this man's logic and reason: the hackers of this world could use a dose or two of both.

    • @leanderbarreto6523
      @leanderbarreto6523 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      23:00 heavy breathing explained

  • @evamerritt9308
    @evamerritt9308 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Excellent ! Very informative! Thank you, sir.👍

  • @larularulei7533
    @larularulei7533 5 ปีที่แล้ว +53

    One of Russia's smartest and best educated young politicians. The new hope. Go Vladi!

    • @williamyoung9401
      @williamyoung9401 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Can we make Independent Journalists (and Scientists) heads of State now?

    • @frederickhartray8364
      @frederickhartray8364 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Also a NED tool, but think what you will.

    • @larularulei7533
      @larularulei7533 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@frederickhartray8364 And you are acting as Pootin's troll but just keep going.

  • @TerlinguaTalkeetna
    @TerlinguaTalkeetna ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Thank you Frontline for giving this man time to share his clear and chilling understanding of Putin. Update: US State Dept. as of March 3 have place 6 people on the sanction list for their part in the arbitrary detention of Kara-Murza. He's now facing 30 years in prison for saying what he said in this PBS piece, as well as being against the Putin's war with Ukraine.

    • @allisonmarlow184
      @allisonmarlow184 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Putin's a paranoid self-centered murderous idiot. Time to take him and his entire Soviet-styled regime down for good.

  • @justiceforall6412
    @justiceforall6412 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

    Great series. This is the activist that PUTA tried to have murdered with poison. He's a brave man. After he recuperated he actually went back into the fight.

    • @kurtwollermann2210
      @kurtwollermann2210 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      yup that vladimir putin is one poisonous human being

    • @frusia123
      @frusia123 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I think autocratic countries give birth to some real heroes. People who have no fear like Alexei Navalny. The leaders in the West have to start working with them, not with their corrupted governments.

    • @kurtwollermann2210
      @kurtwollermann2210 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      navalny for president of the russian federation ,his heart is in the right place

  • @thatgrimdude1453
    @thatgrimdude1453 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    As an aside, the guy speaks English flawlessly. Wow.

  • @partenb
    @partenb ปีที่แล้ว +6

    His recent arrest in April, '2022 & his continued confinement, serves as another example of the truth. I prey for this man's safety.

  • @jjarratt
    @jjarratt ปีที่แล้ว +7

    And now, Mr Murza has been placed in a jail cell for the next 25 years. One day, the Russian people might look back with deep shame for how their government has treated its best and brightest.

    • @marane-hand
      @marane-hand 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      They won't. They have no shame. No empathy. No brains.

  • @zok179
    @zok179 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    Brilliant… just simply brilliant…

  • @Mase251
    @Mase251 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I sincerely hope we've seen in this interview a future Russian president.

  • @krystynach.6084
    @krystynach.6084 5 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    my respect, sir.

  • @protitikhan3861
    @protitikhan3861 6 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    It's too bad Kara-murza could not carry Nemsov's torch politically in Russia. He has the dignity of the Russian intellectuals of old but is infused with a modern twist of hope. These attributes might have served him well in a bid for office.

    • @morislaguerta4415
      @morislaguerta4415 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      You truly are a gullible simpleton. Baruch Nemtsov was part and parcel of the Jewish establishment, having amassed a billion USD in cash alone and ruled the city of Nizhniy Novgorod, which he turned into a crim-ridden hotbed. Under his yoke crime and destitution ran rife, and shmucks like you made him their patron saint.

    • @Not_really
      @Not_really 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@morislaguerta4415 "...the Jewish establishment..." - the spectre that haunts Nazis of the past and the present. Dare I ask, is your swastika gold-plated or diamond-encrusted ?

  • @sheripaisley5263
    @sheripaisley5263 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    This man is very brave.

  • @swisschoco25
    @swisschoco25 5 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I think when your born and raised in a country you have a totally different perspective on that country. I think that every administration should have an advisor or someone who was born and raised in that country on their staff.

    • @TampaDave
      @TampaDave 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      In "that" country.... what country do you mean?

    • @jaykay1053
      @jaykay1053 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@TampaDave I think he means the country being studied by an administration of a different country: someone like Vindman on the U.S. National Security Council. Peace.

  • @hnttakata713
    @hnttakata713 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Incredible oversight, thank you for the enlightened perspective. These conversations have provided insight and today, with the overthrow of the Ukrainian people, Putin has blood on his hands.

    • @refuge42
      @refuge42 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      He has blood over his whole body he's drenched in blood and appears to have some sociopathic death wish we need to be careful because he is a cracked nut.

  • @balazs8790
    @balazs8790 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    This man is in prison now, threatened with a 20 years sentence just because he disagrees. Hope every political prisoner will be let out after the current regime falls.

  • @SzymonWeiss
    @SzymonWeiss 5 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    Such great series. I keep listening to it every night before falling asleep. I could contribute an extra interviewer microphone however, before you complete it. The package would arrive from Warsaw.

  • @thomaskruck4474
    @thomaskruck4474 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Best interview of the "Putin files" series, this man - poisened twice by KGB - is really a hero. What the world would like with such a person in Russian gov!

  • @hnttakata713
    @hnttakata713 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    28:29 two things Putin fears most, sanctions against the Oligarchy of Russia and mass protest.

  • @SueFerreira75
    @SueFerreira75 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Arrested in Moscow 11th April 2022 - Brave man!
    Well worth reading both of Browder's books, Red Notice and Freezing Order for more information on Kara-Murza.

  • @andrewhyde4708
    @andrewhyde4708 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Great interview V K-M speaks with such moral force and clarity. Just a shame that he wasn’t heard earlier…

  • @jimspence3875
    @jimspence3875 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    Very intelligent Man, stay safe.

  • @nanka2002
    @nanka2002 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I remember first I saw a part of this man's interview on CNN and did not catch his name. Had to look for him on the Internet he was so impressive.

  • @SamuelHauptmannvanDam
    @SamuelHauptmannvanDam 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Me thinking: "This guy is breathing weirdly"
    Oh he was poisoned. Fuck me.

    • @goldenniblings
      @goldenniblings 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @stone-rock
      @stone-rock 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @hieronymuslarsson1388
      @hieronymuslarsson1388 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Yeah, and i noticed what i'm guessing is an intubation scar at the notch down his neck.

    • @robertborden2666
      @robertborden2666 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      After I realized he was poisoned and his best friend and mentor murdered, every labored breath said to my ear, “we’re coming for you, Putin.”

  • @Mikeb8134
    @Mikeb8134 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Stay strong sir, you wont be in jail 25 years, Russia will fail well before then!

  • @alfiecat9288
    @alfiecat9288 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Wow I’d love to see an up to date interview with him in light of recent events

    • @judyweeks1480
      @judyweeks1480 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He's in a gulag for speaking out against the invasion of Ukraine. I don't think they will allow him to be interviewed.

  • @pepechen
    @pepechen 6 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    Execellent, great approach to the subject, I love the thoroughness of it, you should do this with other topics too, I suggest China; Xi Jinping and the CCP.

  • @ajh8864
    @ajh8864 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Wow... I thought I knew how bad things were. I stand enlightened. Thank you Vlad...!! Putin the Poisoner.

  • @bethcaffrey9266
    @bethcaffrey9266 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Thank you for speaking the truth. This video needs to be shared over and over and over until enough people rise up!

  • @lopezb
    @lopezb 6 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Remarkable. Just remarkable.

  • @ralucadirjan4620
    @ralucadirjan4620 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Sir, you are brilliant! And beautiful family name, btw! Keep up the good work!

  • @castel3564
    @castel3564 5 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Блин, хочу Кару-мурзу running for president election