Russian State of the Nation Address

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation address before the State Council at the Kremlin in… read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation address before the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow. In one of his last major speeches as president, he highlighted the country’s successes during his tenure, including economic growth although corruption still a problem. He talked about his strategy for the development of the country until 2020. He warned that excessive economic dependence on energy could threaten Russia’s existence, and that the country can not afford to get dragged into a new arms race. He criticized the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization into Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, and in particular U.S. plans to deploy elements of a missile-defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland.

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Russian State of the Nation Address

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Program ID:
202849-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Moscow, Russia
First Aired:
Feb 8, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 13, 2008

Airing Details

  • Feb 08, 2008 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 08, 2008 | 10:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 11, 2008 | 9:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2008 | 1:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2008 | 1:40am EST | C-SPAN 2