Russian President Vladimir Putin called the United States of America a great power with huge advantages. This happened during the speech of the Russian leader at the forum ” Russia is calling!”.
“America is also a great country,” the head of state said. – More than three hundred million people, the largest economy in the world. The only universal reserve currency so far is the dollar.”
According to Putin, the US spends 700 billion dollars on defense, Russia – 46. “This is more than the total defense spending of all countries of the world combined. Of course it’s a great country. This is how we treat it,” the Russian President said.
At the same time, Putin stressed that “it is necessary to treat each other with respect and show this respect in specific cases.”