Our third episode of the 'Kleptoscope' series focuses on Oliver Bullough's latest book Butler to the World in which he unravels the dark secret of how Britain placed itself at the centre of the global offshore economy and at the service of the worst people in the world.
Oliver will be interviewed by Hannah MacInnes.
Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales who moved in 1999 to Russia to work as a journalist. He worked first for local newspapers in St Petersburg and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), then for Reuters. He stayed in Moscow, mainly reporting on the war in Chechnya, until 2006. Since leaving Reuters, he has written three books. The first - Let Our Fame be Great - is about the peoples of the North Caucasus, and his travels to find their scattered communities. The second -The Last Man in Russia - is a biography of a dissident Orthodox priest, whose life closely mirrors that of the Russian nation in the 20th century, and sheds light on the demographic tragedy of modern Russia. The third is called Moneyland, and tells the story of how the world's super-rich have broken free of democratic control, and formed their own nomadic global community.