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Putin Claims Russia ‘Foiled’ 600 Foreign Spies Last Year

In his annual speech to officers of Russia’s FSB security agency, President Vladimir Putin commended the service for thwarting almost 600 foreign attempts to spy on Russia, painting a picture of a world obsessed with stealing Russia’s amazing military technology.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to raise the standard of living in Russia will cost almost $400 billion, the government said in a report. File Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI

Five Highlights from Putin’s Year-End Press Conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin held his 14th annual year-ending press conference on Thursday. These events find Putin talking for hours on end as he takes questions from hundreds of journalists – in this case over 1,700 of them from both Russian and foreign media organizations, according to the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he agrees with President Donald Trump that it's time for U.S. troops to leave Syria. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI