The Putin Interviews

2017 • Showtime
16 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (4)

1 Part 1
In the first part of The Putin interviews, director Oliver Stone begins his interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin by presenting his biography. Putin explains his childhood, educational background, and ultimately gives extensive details about his improbable journey navigating through the Russian government. The emergence of "Putinism" and the strained relationship between Russia and the United States are also discussed.
2 Part 2
In the second episode of The Putin Interviews, Putin gives Oliver Stone a look into his life outside of politics, which includes a tour of Putin's horse stables and watching him play hockey. The state of democracy in Russia is called into question, as well as the notion of equal rights for all Russian citizens. Putin's decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden is also a topic discussed in part two.
3 Part 3
In episode three, Putin offers insight into the Ukrainian crisis and Russia's involvement. Putin and Stone take a tour of Putin's personal residence in Sochi, in addition to the Kremlin. Relations between Syria and Russia are also explored.
4 Part 4
In the final and most recent part of The Putin Interviews, Putin and Stone discuss the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States and the Russian Revolution of 1917.

About this show

Filmmaker Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian president Vladimir Putin during more than a dozen interviews over two years, with no topic off-limits. This remarkable four-part documentary series provides intimate insight into Putin's personal and professional lives, from his childhood under communism, to his rise to power, his relations with four U.S. presidents, and his surprising takes on U.S.-Russian relations today. Witness the most detailed portrait of Putin ever granted to a Western interviewer.
16 reviews
соня мур
May 8, 2018
I have not in the past been a fan of Oliver Stone's cinematography, but could not resist the opportunity to watch an in depth interview with Putin, a man vilified by my native country as it seeks unopposed global domination. Thankfully, there is a nation that has taken a stand against American imperialism, thanks to its president, Vladimir Putin. Stone's work highlights the calm, yet immovable demeanor of Russia's leader, his prescience and reasonableness, as opposed to the virulent, emotional, and jingoistic rhetoric of most American politicians. A hearty thanks to Mr. Stone for producing this series, which every American should watch.
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David Gurarie
February 19, 2018
This movie is a must in our dark age of anti- Russian hysteria, spread by unholy alliance of the deep-state (military-industrial-war machine), and by "liberal" and "illiberal" mass media and political establishment. If there is any hope for the future, it will be with Russia not against it.
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Prof Patti Grace
November 18, 2017
Incredible. How the world could grow up overnight if everyone on the planet could watch, and even better, understand it. Many have been programmed which makes it difficult for them to read, follow, and accept such an important work = the truth. Mr. Stone's work ethic, as well as Putin's makes me cry. I cried a lot through it. Also, the maturity and intelligence, from both men, will assist humanity in saving this planet from the dark forces. Thank you for your hard work gentlemen!
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