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The Putin Interviews 

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.




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Complete series cast summary:
Oliver Stone ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Vladimir Putin ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017
Sergei Chudinov ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Vasily Khristoforov Vasily Khristoforov ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Fernando Sulichin Fernando Sulichin ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
George Bush ...  Self - US President (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Bill Clinton ...  Self - US President (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2017
Boris Yeltsin ...  Self - Russian President (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown ...  Self - CNN presents (archive footage) unknown episodes
Dan Rather ...  Self - 60 Minutes (archive footage) unknown episodes
George W. Bush ...  Self - US President (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2017
Zbigniew Brzezinski ...  Self - US National Security Advisor (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Hillary Clinton ...  Self - Democratic Presidential Candidate (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2017
Joseph Dunford Joseph Dunford ...  Self - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Mikheil Saakashvili ...  Self - Georgian President (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Gennadiy Zyuganov Gennadiy Zyuganov ...  Self - Communist Presidential Candidate (archive footage) unknown episodes
Sergei M. Mironov Sergei M. Mironov ...  Self - Independent Presidential Candidate (archive footage) unknown episodes
Mikhail Prokhorov Mikhail Prokhorov ...  Self - Independent Presidential Candidate (archive footage) unknown episodes
Vladimir Zhirinovskiy ...  Self - Liberal Presidential Candidate (archive footage) unknown episodes
Victor Yanukovich Victor Yanukovich ...  Self - Ukrainian President (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017
Angela Merkel ...  Self - Chancellor of Germany (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Dmytro Yarosh Dmytro Yarosh ...  Self - Leader of the Right Sector (archive footage) unknown episodes
Victoria Nuland Victoria Nuland ...  Self - US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017
Joe Biden ...  Self - US Vice-President (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017
Bashar al-Assad ...  Self - Syrian President (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Barack Obama ...  Self - US President (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017
Donald Trump ...  Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
John McCain ...  Self - US Senator (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017


Granted unprecedented access to both Putin's professional and personal worlds, Oscar®-winning writer and director Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK) with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times over the course of two years, most recently in February following the U.S. presidential elections. Since first becoming the president of Russia in 2000, Putin has never before spoken at such length or in such detail to a Western interviewer, leaving no topic off limits. In scope and depth, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS recalls The Nixon Interviews, the series of conversations between David Frost and Richard Nixon that aired in the spring of 1977, 40 years ago. Written by jan_kalina

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This is Oliver Stone's second television series to be aired by Showtime Networks, after the 2012 documentary series "The Untold History of the United States". See more »


Vladimir Putin: Have you ever bean beaten?
Oliver Stone: [to the interpreter] Beaten?
Himself - Interpreter: Beaten.
Oliver Stone: Oh, yes!
Vladimir Putin: So, it's not going to be something new, because you are going to suffer for what you are doing.
Oliver Stone: Oh, sure, I know, but it is worth it. If one is pleased with one's conscience...
Vladimir Putin: Thank you.
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Just listen
19 September 2017 | by stefanhagenbinder-48178See all my reviews

I liked those hours with Putin. You don't have to like this person nor his work, but at least you should listen to this man. He is unagitated and articulates his view and interests. Also it's an opportunity to get a few insights of a man and a country which most people will never visit and only watch in the TV or read in the newspaper. Well, you won't learn much about the country but maybe some will realize there are other countries with interests too and like Oliver Stone did it: listen to them, you don't have to agree, but dialogue is the way we should choose.

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12 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Moscow, Russia See more »

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