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Vladimir Putin: I don't have bad days because I'm not a woman

Claim made in interview with film-maker Oliver Stone, who was granted rare access to Russian president over two years
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 2: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladmir Putin speeches during the reception for foreign businessmen at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum SPIEF' 2017 June 2, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has arrived to Saint Petersburg for three-days visit to attend the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is “not a woman”, and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn’t want to “provoke him”, he has revealed in a documentary by the film-maker Oliver Stone.

The Russian president’s comments came in series of interviews with Stone on topics ranging from geopolitics to gay rights and Edward Snowden.

When Stone asked Putin during a tour of the Kremlin if he ever

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