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.
Vladimir Putin survived the short lived revolt that saw thousands of mercenaries march towards Moscow, but at what cost?
Jonny Dymond is joined by:
Polina Ivanova: foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, covering Russia and Ukraine.
Owen Matthews: journalist, historian and author of...
Ukrainecast comes together with Putin, the BBC Sounds and Radio 4 podcast which examines the life, times, motives and modus operandi of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Returning to the show are three lifelong Kremlin-watchers to cast ahead and speculate on just how this war might develop.