(London Telegraph) Vladimir Putin sought to cast Russia as the moral arbiter of the world on Thursday, as he hit out at America’s “non-traditional values” and its influence across the world.

In an annual state of the nation address, the 61-year-old Russian president said his country did not aspire to be “some kind of superpower”.

“We do not infringe on anyone’s interests, we do not force our patronage on anyone, or try to teach anyone how to live,” he said.

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