Join us for an insider’s account of the world’s most dangerous man. Mark Galeotti uncovers the real motivations of a politician whose global networks of power reach deep into all our lives.
Ruthless autocrat or saviour of a beleaguered nation? KGB veteran or pious Christian? Brooding grandmaster of global geopolitics or self-indulgent kleptocrat? Vladimir Putin is all of these at once – and yet none can explain the essence of this enigmatic and extraordinarily powerful individual.
Putin has been at the heart of global politics for almost twenty years. And yet we in the West are no closer to understanding who he really is. So just what does he want? And what will he do next?
In this essential talk, Professor Galeotti, who’s followed Putin’s rise to power for decades, will uncover the man behind the myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin’s early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia – and the world – Galeotti will draw on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.
Join us for an essential, myth-busting account of the real Vladimir Putin.
Praise for Mark Galeotti:
‘This book could not be more relevant. . . brilliant, gripping, astonishingly rich. . . filled with flamboyant gangsters, devious rackets, vicious hits, secret policemen, Kremlin leaders and criminal slang, at once a true-crime chronicle, a work of scholarship, an anthropological study, a political history of the fused underworld and upper echelons of Russian power — and essential reading.‘ – Simon Sebag Montefiore
‘Illuminating and gripping…Galeotti has spent decades studying the subject.‘ – Misha Glenny