Putin Laments Revival of Russia’s Evil Image in U.S. Campaign

September 17, 2016 11:56 AM

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President Vladimir Putin said he laments attempts in the U.S. presidential campaign to revive the image of Russia as an evil state, and said he likes candidates who favor relations on a equal footing.

“We see an attempt to recreate the image of the so-called evil empire and scaring the people that way. This is very sad,” Putin told reporters Saturday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, referring to Ronald Reagan’s 1983 description of the Soviet Union. “Our liking belongs to those who declare publicly about t...

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