Men have it pretty good, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a new four-part series set to air June 12-15 on Showtime, filmmaker Oliver Stone gets all sorts of interesting sound clips as he tours the Kremlin with the Russian leader for The Putin Interviews.
The two were checking out the Kremlin’s stunning throne room when Stone asked Putin if he ever was worrisome and had “off days.”
“I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days,” was Putin’s matter-of-fact reply. “I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.”
Showtime just released several clips from the documentary in which Stone and Putin discuss Russia’s decision to harbor NSA leaker Edward Snowden. “Snowden is not a traitor,” Putin states. “He didn’t betray the interests of his country.”
Stone’s interviews, which also take place in a car, explore a variety of issues, including reports that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is allegedly detaining and torturing scores of gay men in Chechnya. Putin flatly denied those allegations, stating, “There are no restrictions whatsoever” against homosexuals in Russia.
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