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BBC Radio 4
To understand what Vladimir Putin might do in the future, you need to understand his past; where he's come from, what he's lived through, what he's done. Jonny Dymond tells the extraordinary and revealing story of Vladimir Putin's life with the help of guests who have watched, studied and dealt with the Russian president.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 431 ratings
Thoughtful and thorough
Jonny Diamond has done a awesome job here explaining the main character. Great research and insight.
mnchgdutrkchkr(j via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/23
A must listen.
So glad I listened. Fantastic and very insightful. Learned heaps.
9958577584 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/06/23
Really great sources
I like this format. The podcast has spliced Putin's life into a bunch of 3-5 year slices and assembled 3 people who have deep knowledge of that time to discuss each era. You get lots of Russian, international and post-Soviet satellite perspectives.Read full review »
QueenieNS via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/28/23
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