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In slap at U.S., Putin says Russia not seeking superpower status
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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers an annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers an annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV
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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was not trying to be a superpower or to "teach anyone how to live," a veiled criticism of the United States.

"We do not aspire to be called some kind of a superpower, which is ... understood as an ambition for global and regional hegemony," Putin said in a state-of-the-nation address.

 
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