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3. Unleashing power

President Putin turns on the men who manoeuvred him to power, he turns on the media and turns to the West with an offer of support after 9/11.

According to Britain’s former ambassador to Russia, there are two sides to Putin; one pragmatic and charming, the other angry and irrational. To understand him and what he might do next you need to learn to read both.

Jonny Dymond is joined by:

Sir Roderic John Lyne, British Ambassador to Russia from 2000 to 2004
Misha Glenny, former BBC correspondent and author of ‘McMafia’
Irina Borogan, Russian investigative journalist and author of “The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB”

Production coordinators: Sophie Hill and Siobhan Reed
Sound engineer: James Beard
Producers: Caroline Bayley, Sandra Kanthal, Joe Kent
Series Editor: Emma Rippon
Commissioning Editor: Richard Knight
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