From street thug to spy – what the Russian president did before he came to power. Read more
1. The Moth
From street thug to spy – what the Russian president did before he came to power.
2. Out of the shadows
Operation successor: the story behind the Russian president's mysterious rise to power.
3. Unleashing power
President Putin turns on the men who manoeuvred him to power.
4. The Shallow Roots of Democracy
Cementing power in Russia, a revolution in Ukraine and a challenge to the US.
5. An Indispensable Tsar
Putin returns to the presidency to save Russia from the west.
6. The Believer
Playing cat and mouse games with the world and sending 'little green men' into Ukraine
7. The Ultimate Insult
False flags and brutal military tactics in Syria combine with aspirations of greatness
8. The Splinter
Master strategist or opportunistic gambler?
The Emperor's Palace
Putin faces protests on the streets and revelations about a secret palace.
Episode 10: Preying on Hopes and Fears
In 2021 Putin retreats to his bunker as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads through Russia.