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Play 'Kleptocracy' explores the rise of Vladimir Putin

Clip: 02/05/2019 | 5m 44s Video has closed captioning.

A new play showing at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., chronicles the rise of a young Vladimir Putin to power in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. "Kleptocracy," written by Kenneth Lin, offers a glimpse into Putin’s confrontation with oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and explores what might have happened if Russian power had fallen into different hands. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 02/05/19

Rating: NR

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