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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
Great listen for the geopolitically curious
I knew very little about Putin and his reign, and this was a great introduction. The people participating in the show are extremely well chosen and bring an excellent bit of variety in the episodes. This is fairly brief and doesn't go into great detail about any of the events, but paints a fairly precise and very little biased view on the situation. Would recommend!