Putin’s Russia: from KGB agent to Kremlin operator – video

As Vladimir Putin wages a bloody and unrelenting war in Ukraine, Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding examines Putin’s unlikely path to the Russian presidency. From his humble beginnings in St Petersburg to his mysterious and ‘mediocre’ career in the KGB, we chronicle how Putin deftly manoeuvred himself to become one of the most powerful autocrats in modern history

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