Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

Filmmaker Oliver Stone interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a four-part documentary called The Putin Interviews.

It comes after Megyn Kelly, a former Fox News host who came to blows with Donald Trump previous year, interviewed Putin for her NBC debut.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says in a documentary set to air on USA television that "nobody would survive" a war between the nuclear-armed countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says if the United States and Russia chose to use their nuclear weapons in a potential conflict with one another, no one would survive that war to claim victory. Eventually, as is teased out in the first two episodes, the discussion comes round to the alleged role Russian Federation played in America's 2016 Presidential election, hacking and all - though Putin has been pretty steady in denying his government's involvement.

The award-winning director is seen asking Putin about Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and CIA employee who leaked classified information about the extent of the NSA's surveillance.

Putin made the remark while discussing whether or not openly gay Russians are allowed to serve in the military. In fact, men feel free to make obscene jokes and engage in sexual harassment, thinking it is their right and if a woman finds it offensive, she is the one lacking a sense of humor.

He says in the interview that Russian Federation would be forced to bolster its military preparedness in response to what he called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "threats". "I'm not a journalist", he said.

The president is also shown driving Stone around Moscow, and describing his daily weightlifting regime. "There are certain natural cycles".

"He didn't betray the interests of his country", Putin tells Stone. But when asked whether he would be comfortable showering next to a gay man, he said no. "Why provoke him? But you know, I'm a judo master", he added.

"It's crucial for the United States to understand another point of view", Stone said. But take a look at my review above; if nothing else, Stone has shown us that the likely most powerful man in the world is far from the most interesting. Putin says claims about Russian involvement in US elections are untrue, and says the United States actively interferes with elections in other countries.

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