Putin compares himself to Peter the Great in Russian territorial push – video

Russian president Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to Peter the Great on the 350th anniversary of the tsar’s birth, drawing a parallel with what Putin portrayed as their twin historic quests to win back Russian lands. ‘Peter the Great waged the great northern war for 21 years. It would seem that he was at war with Sweden, he took something from them. He did not take anything from them, he returned [what was Russia’s],’ Putin said on Thursday after a visiting an exhibition dedicated to the tsar

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