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Russian President Vladimir Putin in military uniform (file photo) (epa) November 8, 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today made a veiled criticism of the United States for trying to extend its global reach.


He told military intelligence chiefs that the practice by some states of taking "one-sided illegitimate action" and their attempts to "unceremoniously push their positions" undermine stability.


Putin made his comments during a visit to the new Moscow headquarters of Russian Military Intelligence (GRU).


(compiled from agency reports)

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