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Macho Putin in Driver’s Seat as He Takes Oliver Stone for a Ride

  • Director quizzes president on U.S., Snowden in four-part film
  • Putin says he’s ‘not a woman, so I don’t have bad days’
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How Putin Became the Symbol of Russian Power

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He could be just another Moscow commuter driving home from the office. Except that’s President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel as filmmaker Oliver Stone quizzes him on the fugitive Edward Snowden in a scene from his new documentary on the Russian leader.

The unusually smooth car journey through Moscow’s normally traffic-clogged streets isn’t the only strange moment in The Putin Interviews, the Oscar-winning director’s four-part documentary. While Putin expounds on favorite subjects including U.S. geopolitical overreach, he’s also shown staring stone-faced at the classic Cold War doomsday satire Dr. Strangelove. He explained that he never has an off day as president because he’s a man.