“Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality… I am not a destroyer of companies.
I am a liberator of them. The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much (The audience rise to give him an ovation). Thank you very much!…”
Oliver Stone conducted interviews with Vladimir Putin on four separate trips to Russia for a total of nine days between July 2, 2015 and February 10, 2017. The following is a selection of parts of the interviews where Putin talks about Ukraine.