I was plesantly surprised to catch a world affairs segment on the BBC yesterday called 'Our World - Russia's New Model Army'. It provided an excellent insight into the changing face of the Russian military jugernaught as it struggles to modernize.
There are some very rare video clips of the Russian army training, as well as some quite frank interviews with some soldiers themselves on how things have improved over the past few years. Western journalists do not usually get this sort of access. In all, this is an very interesting documentary and much credit must go to Tim Whewell (reporter), Yury Ermolin (camera) and, of course, the BBC News for getting such a scoop.
This documentry can be seen on the BBC iPlayer: 'Our World - Russia'a New Model Army'