The Full Transcripts of the Putin Interviews
With Substantial Material Not Included in the DocumentaryBook - 2017
Academy Award winner Oliver Stone interviews Vladimir Putin. Oliver Stone was able to secure what journalists, news organizations, and even other world leaders have long coveted: extended, unprecedented access to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Putin Interviews are culled from more than a dozen interviews with Putin over a two-year span, never before has the Russian leader spoken in such depth or at such length with a Western interviewer. No topics are off limits in the interviews, which first occurred during Stone's trips to meet with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow and most recently after the election of President Donald Trump. Prodded by Stone, Putin discusses relations between the United States and Russia, allegations of interference in the US election, and Russia's involvement with conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and elsewhere across the globe. Putin speaks about his rise to power and details his relationships with Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump. The exchanges are personal, provocative, and at times surreal. Stone has interviewed controversial world leaders before, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Benjamin Netanyahu. But The Putin Interviews, in its unmediated access to one of the most enigmatic and powerful men in the world, can only be compared to the series of conversations between David Frost and Richard Nixon we now refer to as The Nixon Interviews of 1977. The book also contains references and sources that give readers a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the interviews and make for a more robust reading experience.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hot Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 947.0864 STO 2017
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Putin interviews : Oliver Stone interviews Vladimir Putin