Vladimir Putin

Putin in State of the Nation: Russia Not Trying to Be Superpower, Will Be Force for Moral Good

Also blames racial tension on the economic situation, government corruption, and the failure of the "cultural and educational system"

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President Putin delivered Russia's state of the nation address on Thursday.

In his speech to the Federal Assembly, he said Russia was not trying to be a superpower or to "teach anyone how to live," widely seen as a veiled criticism of the United States.