The FRONTLINE Interviews:

The Putin Files

Our Sources. On the Record. At Your Fingertips.

Vladimir Putin photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

FRONTLINE spent months reporting for the documentary Putin's Revenge, speaking with the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies, diplomats, journalists, scholars and political insiders from Russia and the United States. In all, 56 sources spoke to us on camera. Now, in an effort to make our journalism more transparent, we're publishing the complete collection of these extended conversations. In "The Putin Files," explore the interviews using interactive features that enable you to navigate by theme or person, select and share any excerpt on social media, and dig deeper into annotated content about this still unfolding history.

Interviews

Yevgenia Albats
Russian journalist

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Daniel Baer
U.S. ambassador, OSCE, 2013-17

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Peter Baker
The New York Times

Video

John Beyrle
U.S. ambassador to Russia, 2008-12

Video

Antony Blinken
Obama adviser, 2009-15

Video

Irina Borogan
Co-author, "The Red Web"

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John Brennan
CIA Director, 2013-17

Video

William Burns
U.S. ambassador to Russia, 2005-08

Video

Massimo Calabresi
Time

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James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence, 2010-17

Video

James Collins
U.S. ambassador to Russia, 1997-2001

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Robert Costa
The Washington Post

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Michael Crowley
Politico

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Tikhon Dzyadko
Russian journalist

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Evelyn Farkas
Defense Department, 2009-15

Video

Jon Finer
Obama adviser, 2009-13

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Daniel Fried
National Security Council, 2001-05

Video

Masha Gessen
Author, "The Man Without a Face"

Video

Susan Glasser
Co-author, "Kremlin Rising"

Video

Sebastian Gorka
Deputy Assistant to the President, 2017

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Thomas Graham
National Security Council, 2002-07

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Gennady Gudkov
Opposition politician

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Lev Gudkov
Russian sociologist

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Stephen Hadley
National Security Adviser, 2005-09

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David Hoffman
The Washington Post

Video

Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President of Estonia, 2006-16

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Julia Ioffe
The Atlantic

Video

Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security, 2013-17

Video

Vladimir Kara-Murza
Opposition politician

Video

Andrei Klimov
Russian Senate

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Masha Lipman
Russian journalist

Video

Ryan Lizza
The New Yorker

Video

Michael McFaul
U.S. ambassador to Russia, 2012-14

Video

Molly McKew
Adviser to former president of Georgia

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Alexander Mikhailov
Former KGB officer

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Greg Miller
The Washington Post

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Ellen Nakashima
The Washington Post

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Victoria Nuland
U.S. ambassador to NATO, 2005-08

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Evan Osnos
The New Yorker

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Timothy O’Brien
Executive editor, Bloomberg View

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Gleb Pavlovsky
Former adviser to Vladimir Putin

Video

Nikolay Petrov
Russian political scientist

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Steven Pifer
U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, 1998-2000

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John Podesta
Clinton campaign chairman

Video

Vladimir Ryzhkov
Opposition politician

Video

David Sanger
The New York Times

Video

Adam Schiff
D-Calif.

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Ekaterina Schulmann
Russian political scientist

Video

Andrei Soldatov
Co-author, "The Red Web"

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Jake Sullivan
Chief policy adviser, Clinton campaign

Video

Strobe Talbott
Deputy Secretary of State, 1994-2001

Video

Celeste Wallander
Obama administration, 2009-17

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Ben Wittes
Editor-in-chief, Lawfare

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Jon Wolfsthal
Obama adviser, 2014-17

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Joshua Yaffa
The New Yorker

Video

Mikhail Zygar
Author, "All the Kremlin’s Men"

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Interviews for this series were conducted by Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser and David Hoffman of the Kirk Documentary Group and edited for the web by Phil Bennett, Jason Breslow and Callie Wiser.

Design and build for "The Putin Files" by Chris Amico, Ly Chheng and Dan Nolan with assistance from Kimberly Patch. Video editing by Chad Ervin. Copy editing by Julie Wolf. Translations by Tatyana Gassel-Vozlinskaya.

Additional assistance from Dale Cohen, Miles Alvord, Kenzie Audette, Priyanka Boghani, Nicole Einbinder, Anna Kaul, Leila Miller, Lisa Palone and Brenna Verre.

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