About a Boy: The Story of Vladimir Putin

By Audacy Studios | Puck

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 Nov 29, 2023


The West's obsession with Vladimir Putin's KGB past often misses the biographical detail that can be captured by a single word: dvor. The word means courtyard in Russian, but to a Russian speaker, it is evocative of a whole universe. It was the space where Putin, like so many Soviet kids of his generation, grew up and learned an unforgiving, often brutal social code. Puck journalist Julia Ioffe introduces Westerners to that universe and explains why it’s critical to understanding the Russian president and what he might do next in the war against Ukraine. 

Episode Date
Chapter 5: All the World’s a Dvor
Oct 25, 2023
Chapter 4: The Big Brother
Oct 18, 2023
Chapter 3: The Punk
Oct 11, 2023
Chapter 2: The Rat
Oct 04, 2023
Chapter 1: The Ghosts
Oct 04, 2023
About a Boy: The Story of Vladimir Putin
Oct 02, 2023