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Ahead of an election he's expected to win, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual address to Russia's Federal Assembly on Thursday. In a speech that lasted nearly two hours, Putin touted Russian military advances and pledged to halve poverty in the country over the next six years.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti discusses the address with NPR's Lucian Kim (@Lucian_Kim).

This segment aired on March 1, 2018.

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