The Rest Is History

159. Young Putin, the KGB and the Soviet Union

The Rest Is History

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Welcome to our new four part series on the latter years of the Soviet Union, its fall, Putin's early life and his subsequent rise to power.


Today's episode focuses on Brezhnev, Putin's formative years, his early KGB career and Gorbachev's descent into chaos.


Was Putin a nationalist or a communist? What changed from Brezhnev to Gorbachev? What was Putin doing in East Germany during the Soviet twilight years?


Next episode out tomorrow - or get them all at once by heading to restishistorypod.com!


Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Tony Pastor & Jack Davenport


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