Feb 6, 2008
Just what I wanted for Valentine's Day...
BBC: A new film purported to be based on Putin's normally very private life is soon to be released in Russia. The film, called A Kiss - Off the Record, is due to come out on Valentine's Day, but only on DVD.
Its fictional hero is a German-speaking St Petersburg Russian with a secretive job who marries a stewardess, has two daughters and rises to the presidency. This matches the president's life story although his name is not mentioned. The film was completed 5 yrs ago, but there has been speculation that the Kremlin delayed its release until now, weeks before Putin leaves office.