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Putin critical of US but not anti-American

Obama: Russia the second threat to global security

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A speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Valdai club meeting was critical of the United States but not anti-American, TASS reported referring to the chairman of the Russian State Duma’s committee for international affairs, Aleksei Pushkov's twit.

“But the U.S. is thin-skinned to criticism and allows only ill-conceived admiration,” he said.

A major part of Putin’s speech at the forum focused on the U.S. policy on the global arena as an answer to U.S. President Barack Obama who called Russia the second threat to global security after the Ebola virus outbreak but before terrorism.

Putin said that “the self-appointed leader” - the United States - declaring itself the winner of the cold war considered self-confidently that there is no need” in reconstruction of international relations.

“There was an impression that the so-called ‘cold war winners’ decided to ‘put the squeeze on the situation’ and to change the world exclusively ‘for their needs and interests’,” he said.

Thus, a notion of “national sovereignty” has become a relevant term that is adapted to loyalty to the U.S. - the higher loyalty is the more legitimate could be the ruling regime.

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