Putin Accuses U.S. of Supporting Separatists in Russia's North Caucasus

April 26, 2015 7:41 PM

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Intercepted calls showed that the United States helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, President Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the West.

The two-hour documentary, which began airing Sunday afternoon on the state-owned Rossia-1 television channel, was dedicated to Putin's 15 years in office. It focused on Putin's achievements as well as challenges to his rule — which the producers and Putin blame on Western interference.

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