"It's not a documentary as much as a question and answer session," Stone says. "Mr Putin is one of the most important leaders in the world and in so far as the United States has declared him an enemy – a great enemy – I think it's very important we hear what he has to say." ....
The 70-year-old director also commented the accusations of Russian influence on the US presidential elections.
“That's a path that leads nowhere to my mind. That's an internal war of politics in the US in which the Democratic Party has taken a suicide pact or something to blow him up; in other words, to completely de-legitimize him and in so doing blow up the US essentially." ....
And he believes the move towards all-seeing surveillance technology could be a huge mistake.
"I think we've had a lot of false information – fake news as they say – used for political ideological purposes," he says. "In other words, the US has been able, because of this technology, to say without any doubt Russia hacked the election. This is coming from who? From the intelligence agencies that are fighting against Russia with all their hearts and minds.
"They can't be trusted. This is important to recognise. I think the Snowden movie shows why they cannot be trusted."