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Live Blog: Putin Addresses The Nation

In his annual state of the nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not forget Turkey's shooting down of a Russian military jet.


Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Summary

Key Points:

-- The speech is over. Vladimir Putin's 2015 address to members of the Federal Assembly lasted almost exactly one hour.

-- Putin said Russia will not forget Turkey's action in shooting down a Russian military jet and that Turkey will regret what it did. He said Russia's response will not be limited to trade sanctions.

-- Russia’s army is fighting in Syria predominantly for the sake of Russia and the Russian people, Putin said.

-- Russia is interested in business cooperation with international partners, despite the sometimes complicated circumstances, Putin said.

-- On Russia's troubled economy, Putin said Russia will balance the country's budget and strengthen trust between government and business.

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Putin ended his speech quoting Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleyev: “The disparate us will be destroyed. Our strength is in unity … and in the natural development of our inner richness and peace loving.”

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