Putin’s Witnesses

Svideteli Putina

  • Vitaly Mansky
  • Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic
  • 2018
  • 102 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Masters
The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation “Successor”, as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny.


Vitaly Mansky
Natalia Manskaya for Studio Vertov
Gabriela Bussmann for Golden Egg Production, Filip Remunda for Hypermarket Film
Involved TV Channel
ZDF, ARTE, RTS – SRG SSR, Česká televize, Current Time TV, LTV


World Sales
Heino Deckert for Deckert Distribution GmbH
Festival Handling
Ina Rossow for Deckert Distribution GmbH

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Spoken languages

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