Frontline: Putin's Road to War

The inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. The events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him, and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe.

Tuesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m.

FRONTLINE explores the background to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Russian president's personal history and motives.

Following Putin's Road to War, FRONTLINE presents an encore of Putin's Way at 9:00 p.m., tracing the career of Russian President Vladimir Putin over two decades.

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