Just finished watching the whole thing. Over two hours of Vladimir giving a history lesson on Russian roots and the leadup to the Ukraine quagmire.
From the eighth century until today he gave a fascinating account of where Russia came from and what had happened to her over the centuries. With no teleprompter or notes, he displayed an amazing memory of facts and dates of every major change of borders or circumstance and left Tucker largely speechless.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Immensely enlightening. Occasionally funny. Profound moments of poignancy.
As an example, Tucker asks how the war will effect the people after it ends. Putin tells him that over time all the people will heal and come back together. And then tells of a hopelessly surrounded squad of Ukrainian soldiers, beckoned to lay down their arms and surrender, shouting back "We are Russian, we never surrender!". And perishing.
A must watch.