Book of the Week: “The full transcripts of the Putin interviews” by Oliver Stone

Academy Award winner Oliver Stone interviews Vladimir Putin.

“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.”

Publisher: London: New York: Hot Books, 2017

Call Number: 947.086 HEIA 120532