Russian firm Novy Klyuch says it will publish every word Putin has spoken since his ascension in 2000, including his state-of-the-nation addresses — 15 so far — speeches, statements as well as articles penned by him.
"We realized that every Soviet leader — [Leonid] Brezhnev, [Nikita] Khrushchev — had their complete works out, but not Putin," publisher Vadim Rakhmanov said. "I think Russia is lucky to have a leader such as Putin."
While all of Putin's public statements are already available on his official website, a print edition is longer-lasting, Rakhmanov added.
The first three volumes went on sale on June 3.
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