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Vladimir Putin spent almost 40 percent of his state-of-the-nation speech talking about Russia's military

Meduza
12:28, 1 march 2018

In his address to the Federal Assembly on March 1, President Putin devoted a significant part of his speech to talking about Russia’s latest nuclear missiles, which he says are unrivaled around the world. This came after extended remarks about his plans for the country’s social and economic development. The transition came when the president turned to Moscow’s military successes in Syria, and the rearmament of Russia’s troops, presenting several next-generation weapons, which Putin says render the expansion of U.S. missile defense meaningless. Concluding his remarks about Russia’s awesome new weapons, Putin reminded listeners that Moscow has no plans to attack anyone.