Putin: "I do not have the wealth they are talking about, and no Cyprus accounts either"
The Russian president spoke to the film director Oliver Stone about the possessions attributed to him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied the allegations that he has bank accounts in Cyprus. He stated this in an interview in a new film by American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Showtime.
"No, I don’t and never have. This is all nonsense. If this were the case, it would have been exposed a long time ago," TASS quoted him.
Stone said that some people in the West consider Putin the richest person in the world. "First of all, I do not have the wealth they are talking about," Putin replied.
When Stone admitted that he himself would have been happier with great wealth, Putin said: "You know, I do not think this is a great happiness. You would have been thinking now, in the crisis, what to do with all those assets. How to keep them, where to place them. All you get from this is a headache. "
"There are no pockets in the coffin, you can not take it with you," he added.
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