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After Landslide Win, Putin Says Russia Does Not Want an Arms Race

Kremlin Press Service

Russia has no desire for a new arms race and will do everything it can to resolve differences with other countries, while defending its national interests, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Putin, at a meeting with the opponents he defeated in Sunday's presidential election, said Russia wanted constructive dialogue with its international partners, though he said they would need to reciprocate, and respect Russia.

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