“It’s like Frankenstein. He created this monster, who became uncontrollable.” Fascinating talk with John Sweeney about his views on Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin and the war in Ukraine.

John Sweeney is a writer and journalist who, while working for the BBC, has challenged dictators, despots, cult leaders, con artists and crooked businessmen for many years. As a reporter, first for the Observer and then for the BBC, Sweeney has covered wars and chaos in more than eighty countries and been undercover to a number of tyrannies, including Chechnya, North Korea and Zimbabwe. He was at Chalke Valley History on Tuesday 26th June to join a panel discussing ‘Putin’s Russia’ together with Samuel Ramani and Marina Litvinenko.