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The Putin Interviews Audiobook

The Putin Interviews: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin

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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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    Boris Petrov Palo Alto, CA USA 06-28-17
    Boris Petrov Palo Alto, CA USA 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Oliver Stone should receive Nobel Peace prize "

    Highest marks !!!!

    Oliver Stone should receive Nobel Peace prize

    Also narrated and footnoted superbly

    Congratulations

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    TAG P. South Carolina, US 06-27-17
    TAG P. South Carolina, US 06-27-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Can't wait to watch on TV"

    This is great. Lots of insight and great interview by Stone.
    I actually can't help but to like Putin. More so than our current president.

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    Alex Alexzander San Francisco, CA 06-25-17
    Alex Alexzander San Francisco, CA 06-25-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellently told"

    This is excellent. Better in fact than the showtime interview. Get to know Russia and Putin through these interviews. Don't let the mainstream media poison you to Russia or the Russian President. Worth your time and quite interesting as well.

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    John 06-30-17
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    "Required reading for all Americans and Europeans"

    What your Government is doing and your MSM is not reporting. Read this book or watch the interview and form your own judgement.

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    Dr. Donald Miller Seattle, WA USA 07-15-17
    Dr. Donald Miller Seattle, WA USA 07-15-17 Member Since 2008
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    "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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    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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