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The Kremlin is planning its own version of Stone’s ‘Putin interviews’

By The Moscow Times A Russian film company will produce a feature-length documentary about President Vladimir Putin in the lead up to the March 2018 elections, the television channel Dozhd reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources. The RBC news outlet later confirmed the reports of the documentary, due to broadcast on a state-run television channel, citing a source close to the Kremlin. The documentary, which will reportedly center around interviews with the president, follows the release in June of another documentary film, “The Putin Interviews,”

The Daily Vertical: Natural Born Liar (Transcript)

By Brian Whitmore, The Daily Vertical The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. What is the point of lying when what you are saying is obviously, demonstrably, and often ridiculously false? It’s a question worth asking in the aftermath of U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone’s recent interview series with Vladimir Putin. During the interview, Putin showed Stone what he said was video footage of

Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader?

In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman, for The Moscow Times American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for giving a platform to the Russian president and asking softball questions. But the controversial film, currently being broadcast on Russian state television, has its intriguing moments. The

Oliver Stone has launched Putin’s re-election campaign

Putin is leveraging Western disciples like Oliver Stone to boost his changes of another term in office. By Alexey Kovelev, for The Moscow Times In a preview of Oliver Stone’s documentary “The Putin Interviews,” Russian President Vladimir Putin drops a bombshell. Asked by Stone if he has grandchildren, Putin smiles and answers “yes.” Questions about Putin’s personal affairs are Russian media’s most explicit no-go area. The makeup of the country’s

Putin showed Oliver Stone a video where Russia’s Air Force supposedly attacked terrorists in Syria. It was actually footage of Americans fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

By Meduza In Oliver Stone’s Showtime special “The Putin Interviews,” there is a scene where the Russian president shows Stone a video on an iPhone supposedly depicting “our aviation at work” in Syria, Putin says. You can catch a snippet of the video in the teaser trailer for the show’s third installment. The moment occurs at 49 minutes, 10 seconds, into the third episode. It turns out that Putin actually

Russia Without BS: Face to Face

I love conversion stories. Perhaps that’s because I’ve had so many myself. I consider it ridiculous that we live in a society that condemns people who change their minds as they learn more, while people who double down on their ignorant beliefs in spite of concrete evidence to the contrary attract throngs of followers. This is why I loved this story from Cracked about a chap who was a professional

Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup

The film director’s attempts to curry favor with Vladimir Putin are craven, dishonest, and disrespectful to the Ukrainians who died fighting off Russia. Who needs Russia Today when you have Oliver Stone? That’s the question Russian President Vladimir Putin ought to be asking himself in light of the film director’s latest foray into the anti-American conspiracy genre. “Excuse my absence these past weeks,” Stone announced last week on his Facebook page, the

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