Putin Says Don't Mess With Mother Russia

In a closing speech today at Russia’s annual Valdai conference, President Vladimir Putin said he was going to be frank -- he was more than that.

Bring out the big guns.

Photographer: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images

If President Vladimir Putin is Russia, as a senior Kremlin official said this week, then this country is angry, humiliated and suffering from an almost paranoid fixation on the U.S. as the root of all the world’s troubles.

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