Russia Update: In Belligerent Valdai Speech, Putin Antagonizes Even Supporters

October 23, 2015
President Vladimir Putin speaking at the annual Valdai Conference, October 22, 2015. Photo by kremlin.ru

President Vladimir Putin gave a belligerent keynote speech at the prestigious annual Valdai Conference, ringing all the chimes of Kremlin propaganda even more vigorously than usual.

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