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Putin: Prisoner of Power
- Written by: Misha Glenny
- Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
- Original Recording
On New Year’s Eve 1999, a young Vladimir Putin appeared on Russian TV screens — awkward, self-conscious... and the new President. Two decades later, Putin is still in power, standing self-assured and at ease on the world stage. How did a once little known KGB bureaucrat become one of the most dominant figures of twenty first century politics? In this gripping narrative history, Misha Glenny, journalist and best-selling author of McMafia, tells the story of an unexpected and swift rise to power — one full of political intrigue, backroom deals, courtroom battles and war.
Opinion of former soviet citizen
- By Dan Gendelman on 2020-09-25
Excellent concise history and a bit scary for future prospects, especially the Trump - Putin interactions.