On the 24th of June, 2023, Yevgeny Prigozhin and his paramilitary group Wagner carried out what appeared to be an attempted coup in Russia. In a seismic turn of events, his mercenaries marched across the Russian border without resistance and seized key military installations in the city of Rostov-on-Don. While much of what followed remains uncertain, it is clear that this was the most serious challenge to Putin's authority since he came to power in 1999.
Dan is joined by Alexander Watson, an expert on Russia and the First World War, to discuss the historical context for coups in Russia.
Produced by James Hickmann and edited by Dougal Patmore.