How did Putin come to power?


How did Putin come to power? Mikhail Metzel / TASS / Getty Images

Between practicing judo, wrestling bears, and meddling with democracies, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a lot on his plate. But how did the former KGB operative come to power? And how has he sustained his grip on the country for so long? Will and Mango dig into his biography to try to understand one of the most fascinating figures on the political stage.

Topics in this Podcast: PTG, Will, Mangesh