Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with opposition candidates who ran against him in Sunday’s presidential election. Putin has expressed a wish to dial down international tensions despite inflammatory rhetoric before the election. Photo: Pool via AP

Putin says he doesn’t want an arms race, striking softer tone after landslide re-election

Despite warning of a hypersonic missile that could strike the US prior to the election, Putin - who won more than 75 per cent of the vote - took a softer tack on Monday

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with opposition candidates who ran against him in Sunday’s presidential election. Putin has expressed a wish to dial down international tensions despite inflammatory rhetoric before the election. Photo: Pool via AP
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