Author Ben Mezrich Describes The Fascinating History Of How Putin Came To Power

06/04/2015 11:06 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2015

Vladimir Putin has been an unyielding leader in Russia for the past 15 years as both a president and prime minister, but you may be surprised to hear how he rose to such power. In the video above, Once Upon A Time In Russia author Ben Mezrich walks HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski through Putin's unexpected rise.

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