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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 ...  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 ...  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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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 13 June 2017 (2017) See more »


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Putin the man the myth
18 June 2017 | by glenn-whitelawSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this. I thought President Putin was both intelligent and amusing. I laughed at the DVD part after they watched Dr Strangelove but also I noticed he was emotional when asked about his own family and being a father and grandfather admitting he didn't spend the time he had hope with both children and grandchildren. This was a view seldom seen but as a person I found myself very interested and liked what I saw. I think they will both remain friends after this. If you are looking for more on Russia watch Brian Cox's Russia. This gives an insight into our fellow human beings in the country and I thought to myself the Russians are alright. Don't believe everything you hear. Make your own mind up.

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12 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Moscow, Russia See more »

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