Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' in Red Square military parade

Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' in Red Square military parade

Putin reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' in Red Square military parade

He held on to the presidency in March's election when he won 77% of the vote.

"Russia is open to dialogue on all questions of ensuring global security" and is "ready for constructive, equal partnership", he said in a speech that concluded with shouts of "Hurrah!" from the assembled forces.

Improving the economy following a recession partly linked to worldwide sanctions will be a primary goal of his next six-year term, Putin said.

"All the countries and all of mankind have to realize that peace is very fragile", Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an address commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Allied Forces' victory.

Russian media have said it can hit targets up to 2,000 km (1,250 miles) distant with nuclear or conventional warheads and that the missiles have already been deployed in Russia's southern military district. She reiterated that Democrats were using the Russian Federation investigation as an excuse for losing the 2016 election.

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Russia's lower house, the Duma, has approved the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev to renew his term in office as the country's prime minister after being officially proposed for the post by the Russian president.

Putin made only a brief reference to global affairs in his speech, saying "Russia is a strong, active, influential participant in worldwide life".

The ceremony was covered in detail on state television, showing Mr Putin working at his desk in his shirt sleeves, then donning a suit jacket to begin a long walk through the corridors of the Kremlin's Senate building, then boarding a limousine for a short drive to the Grand Kremlin Palace.

Erbil and Moscow have deepened bilateral relations over the past few years, notably after the KRG signed an agreement with Russia's state oil company Rosneft.

Medvedev in turn made nominations for several deputy prime ministers, notably including Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as first deputy premier.

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