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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


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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Putin didn't mention Ukraine, Donbas, or the ongoing blackout in Crimea during his speech.

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It's over. Vladimir Putin's 2015 address to members of the Federal Assembly lasted almost exactly one hour.

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After “reunification” with Crimea in 2014, Russia has manifested itself as a great country with a nation that is consolidated by common goals, Putin said.

“Russia is part of a global world that is constantly changing. We will answer to all challenges and work hard for the sake of the common good and for the sake of Russia.” That was how Putin ended his speech.

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“We have very interesting, goal-driven children and youth,” Putin says. They all should have equal opportunities to start their lives despite their background and families.

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