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Putin Should Aspire to Peace, Not Past Soviet Glory, Abbott Says

Russia should aim to be a superpower of peace rather than recapture lost glories of the Soviet Union, Prime Minster Tony Abbott said as he prepared to welcome President Vladimir Putin to the Group of 20 summit.

Russia is being more assertive than it has for a very long time even as its economy declines, the Australian leader said in Canberra today in a joint news conference with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. He reiterated that Russia needs to atone and come clean on its role in the downing of Malaysian Airline System Bhd. Flight 17.