Putin did not answer the question of stone whether he would run in 2018

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone did not answer the question of whether to run for President in 2018.

«As for the elections in 2018, I would like to say that there are things that still have to stay a certain intrigue. So I fully answer your question, I will not», — Putin said.

The stone began to question Putin, does not see the danger that has been in power for a large number of years, and if re-elected in 2018 will be in aggregate on the posts of President and Prime Minister for 24 years.

«The question you just asked, about whether Russia needs to anyone else, this decision is Russia itself. As for regime change, it certainly should be, and certainly in these processes should be healthy competition. But this competition should be observed among the national people-oriented», — said Putin.

«In the end, once again, after all the citizens make the final decision,» he added.

According to Putin, Russia owes nothing on this account will not prove. «Do you think our goal is to someone something to prove? Our goal is to strengthen their country», — said Putin.

Stone responded that it’s «dangerous argument», because it can be used including those who suggests that the survival of the country, with the aim of abuse of power.

«We’re not talking about survival. And we are in no way justified. Keeping in mind all the negative — and you talked about the Imperial past, the Soviet past, what happened in the past, and all the positive things that happened in the past, Russia has been a thousand years. Has its own traditions. You have your own ideas about justice. You have your own ideas about the effectiveness of government. And the question is not is to someone to keep the existing system of power or to resist. The issue in ensuring economic growth, its pace, the quality of life of citizens, improving the defense in the regular mode and not in the condition some complications and crises», — said Putin.

Stone asked whether Putin that people can change, if too long in power, they don’t notice.

«It’s a very dangerous condition. If the person in power feels like the nerve is lost, he must leave his place», — Putin said.

Documentary stone «Interview with Putin» that the Director was prepared two years, leaves Monday on Showtime channel. Four-part film was shown on June 12-15. The first channel has previously confirmed that it had acquired the company Showtime the rights to show this film in Russia will be able to see from 19 to 22 June.

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