Putin's Mother: a monodrama by Anna Januszewska
The little-known story of Vera Nikolaevna Putina, who, contrary to the Kremlin's official version, claims to be Vladimir Putin's biological mother. An elderly woman, in a Georgian village besieged by Russian troops, recounts in an emotional monologue the startling events of her illegitimate son's childhood years ago.
The moving play, performed by the excellent Anna Januszewska, winner of numerous acting awards, raises difficult and uncomfortable questions. Is a mother's love unconditional? Is one blood one responsibility? What can a mother of one of the most hated war criminals feel? "You are a mother - you will understand...". Understand?