Putin: import substitution is temporary tool for Russia

Putin: import substitution is temporary tool for Russia

"A decision about using nuclear weapon can be made only if our missile warning system recorded not only the launch of missiles, but also gave an accurate prediction of flight trajectories and the time when the warheads fall on Russian Federation".

What Moscow has successfully done, however, is to refine a variety of old and new techniques to a higher level, and to employ them in a wider range of ways.

It is a dynamic that brings with it some very real dangers, not least of accidental conflict.

Since the establishment of the position of the President of Russian Federation in 1991, the presidential elections have taken place six times: in 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, with the forthcoming March 18, 2018, making it the seventh.

The U.S. and the European Union showed their disapproval of Russia's alleged meddling in Ukrainian affairs by introducing several rounds of anti-Russia sanctions, in spite of the fact that Moscow had repeatedly refuted the allegations.

Exactly what prompted Russia's interest in reheating Cold War-era animosities remains a subject of much debate among Western security analysts.

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"We know that he was considered a traitor by Russian Federation".

Special counsel Robert Mueller has even been tasked with leading an investigation into Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation.

"[The U. S.] has included all at once in a list, named all enemies".

Mr Browder, a US-born British national, has been a thorn in the side of the Russian authorities for more than a decade after he tried to expose the "looting" of his investments in the country by corrupt officials. Last December, politicians close to Putin pointed the finger at Washington saying they were trying to "interfere" in the country's electoral process. It seems far from impossible that the United States would decide to increase its nuclear footprint in Eastern Europe.

One would have expected an address that is a fair mix of guns and butter instead of basically a guns speech.

Peter Apps is Reuters' global affairs columnist, writing on worldwide affairs, globalisation, conflict and other issues.

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