It was aimed at a domestic audience, he said
He added that the payments for the Russian air-defence systems will go ahead as required by the contract with Moscow
The Russian President said his country wanted to avoid confrontation but would not back down if provoked
"He who comes to us to do us harm, that leaves us with it, hurting us or saying bad things for us may he be cursed eternally and infinitely"
"The ongoing schism in Ukraine has 'nothing to do with the faith' as it solely serves the interests of politicians, sowing only 'hatred & intolerance'"
The Russian President called Venezuelan President Maduro
Putin is in Serbia
Lavrov: "We cannot agree with those who say that Russia has no place in the Balkans"
Putin granted the blind teen a one on one interview after his annual press conference