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Academy Award winner 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. At one point, Stone asks, “Why did Russia hack the election?”; at another, Stone introduces him to Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove, which the two watch together.
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 will also contain references and sources that give readers a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the interviews and make for a more robust reading experience.
©2017 Oliver Stone (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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By Dr. Donald Miller on 07-15-17

You decide.

Oliver Stone does an excellent job not only in the interviewing of a very powerful man, but he manages to give Putin a "down to earth"persona that allows the listener to become part of the conversation. Stone dissects all aspects of Putin without putting Putin on the defensive while he allows Putin to engage as a common man. One tends to forget that Putin wields power that is truly unimaginable. Another very clever aspect of the story is the interjection of verification of Putin's answers without annoying the listener. A very important book in understanding our advesary or ally. One decides after listening to the conversation between a brilliant filmmaker and biographer and Putin, the other powerful leader on the world stage.

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By Amazon Customer on 07-26-17

Informative, fact based, and accurate

What did you love best about The Putin Interviews?

The candid talk with Putin, although it isn't directly alleged, proves media spins information so the USA is always in a war with someone.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The unprecedented access to Putin, and the perspective from the other side.

If you could give The Putin Interviews a new subtitle, what would it be?

The untold story.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend, puts aside politics and gives dates, facts,makes you wonder why we are always at war with someone?

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By mgn on 06-28-17

Compelling

The best current affairs book I've read/listened to in a v long time. Fascinating sense of Putin,
his background and philosophy. Oliver Stone could have pushed back more on the oligarchy and corruption of state & individual but overall a fine program. Fascinating. Topical. Relevant.

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By Trevs369 on 10-17-17

Very interesting.

Very thought provoking. Gives an insight into the other side of the story. Well done.

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