The New Paper

April 21, 2021

Putin delivers annual state-of-the-nation address

Russian President Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address today. The remarks came amid increasing tensions between Russia and several Western nations related to a wide range of issues (e.g. opposition leader Alexei Navalny, efforts to undermine global elections, malicious cyber activities, and a recent Russian troop buildup near Ukraine).

More context: The US announced wide-ranging sanctions against over 30 Russian individuals and entities last week.
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