Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 5 Most Revealing Quotes From Putin's 60 Minutes Interview

By Max Fisher, Sep 28, 2015 VOX

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Charlie Rose for 60 Minutes last week, in advance of his Monday address at the United Nations General Assembly.

The interview, which aired Sunday evening, is classic Putin: He is at turns blunt, evasive, and a braggart, often defending against criticisms of himself and of Russian foreign policy by turning those criticisms back on the United States. But it was also an interesting glimpse — despite, or at times because of, his less-than-honest spin — into how Putin sees the world and Russia's place in it.

These are, to my eye, five of the most revealing and important quotes from his interview.

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