Putin Accepts U.S. as Sole Superpower While Grumbling Over NATO

  • Russian leader has spent years attacking U.S. as global bully
  • Trump praise is not endorsement of his candidacy, Putin says

Vladimir Putin.

Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

President Vladimir Putin said he accepts the U.S. as the world’s only superpower, dialing back years of Kremlin accusations that Russia’s former Cold War adversary is seeking to impose its will on weaker nations.

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