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Putin accuses U.S. of isolating Russia, treating it as 'vassal' state
Putin accuses U.S. of isolating Russia, treating it as 'vassal' state

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for the United States to respect his country's foreign policy priorities and accused Washington of treating other world powers as "vassal states" in a wide-ranging call-in show that ran nearly four hours. The annual ask-the-president event gave Putin an opportunity to put his spin on the state of the Russian economy and the country's place in world affairs. Organizers said more than 3 million questions were submitted for the marathon interview broadcast across Russia and on the Kremlin's international channels. Putin appeared as a man fully in control, putting to rest any residual concerns over his disappearance...

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