Russia's re-emergence on the world stage in recent months is reminiscent of the glory days of the Soviet Union. But, with democratic opposition in the country being systematically crushed, does Vladimir Putin's ultra-authoritarian leadership have more in common with his communist predecessors than previously thought?This film is an investigative documentary covering 30 years in the history of Russia through the personal history of Vladimir Putin: a man who has single-mindedly played all the rules of the game to reach the throne of power. It covers all the major events and aspects of the "Putin system" up to the present day.