Wednesday, 5th October 2022, 6.30 pm

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, KOL-G-201 (Aula)

This event will be held in English language.

New date to be announced.

Catherine Belton

Putin's People – How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took on the West

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980s, no one suspected that a former KGB agent would maintain his position as Russian president for decades. But Vladimir Putin is not an autocrat. His power rests on a network of former Soviet KGB agents whose influence extends far beyond Russia.

The author has been in contact with numerous former Kremlin insiders. She sheds light on a mafia-like web of control, corruption and obsession with power – and how it affects us.

Catherine Belton

British journalist and author

Catherine Belton reported from Moscow for the Financial Times from 2007 to 2013 and now works for the Reuters news agency. Her book "Putin's People", published in 2020, was named Book of the Year by The Economist, the Financial Times, The New Statesman and The Telegraph. Catherine Belton lives in London.