Newsnight’s Mark Urban, who interviewed Sergei Skripal at his home in Salisbury just prior to the near-fatal poisoning, recounts the gripping and topical story of the double agent’s career as a spy in Russian military intelligence, his recruitment by MI6, imprisonment in his homeland, and eventual release to the UK. Urban demonstrates that Skripal’s experiences, and the revelations and conspiracy theories which followed the poisoning, fit into the wider context of the current tensions between Russia and the West. In conversation with former British Diplomat Charles Anson.
Mark Urban is a broadcaster and historian.
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