Vladimir Putin responded to Barack Obama's remarks about Russia's status of a regional power. As Putin said, this is his opinion, just like the opinion about the exceptionalism of the American nation.
"Attempts to discuss other countries in a derogatory fashion is an attempt to prove one's exceptionalism," Putin said. According to the Russian president, calling Russia a regional power is erroneous.
Commenting on Obama's remarks, Putin said that he wanted to know what region exactly the US president had in mind as Russia is a country of a vast territory.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13