Key Highlights From Putin’s Address To The Russian Federal Assembly – Part 2

Key Highlights From Putin’s Address To The Russian Federal Assembly – Part 2

Click here for part 1, "Key Highlights From Putin’s Address To The Russian Federal Assembly". The second part of the speech, in which the Russian President highlighted his country's nuclear weapons modernization and ballistic missile defense-bypassing hypersonic and subsea delivery systems naturally received more coverage in the western media compared to the first part of the speech. Nonetheless, Putin appealed to the Russian people two weeks before they vote on March 18 with a combination of economic/credit expansionist programs and a tough line against US/NATO encroachment on the Eurasian country's national interests and borders. -- JWS

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