Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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President Vladimir Putin says the West is trying to ‘hold back’ powerful Russia

  • Russian leader dismissed recent spy scandals at annual end-of-year press conference

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live broadcast news conference with Russian federal, regional, and foreign media at the World Trade Centre in Moscow, Russia, 20 December 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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