Putin: US Is a Threat to Russia

America, allies included in document listing security threats to Moscow
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by No-Left-Turn
Posted Jan 3, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Putin: US Is a Threat to Russia
In this Dec. 17, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end of year news conference in Moscow, Russia.   (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

It's a bit past the time of year for Santa to make a list, but Vladimir Putin is making one of his own—of security threats to Russia—and he's putting "the USA and its allies" on it. The document, called " About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation" and released New Year's Eve , replaces a 2009 version that didn't mention the United States or NATO , reports Reuters. "The strengthening of Russia happens against the background of new threats to the national security, which has complex and interrelated nature," it reads, adding that Team USA and Co. " are striving to retain their dominance in global affairs," which puts "political, economical, military, and informational pressure" on Moscow. (More Russia stories.)

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