March 19, 2018 / 7:54 AM / a month ago

Putin, asked on economy - I hope state's interests are put before clan interests

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he hoped that political forces in Russia would put national interests before clan interests when it came to the country’s economic development.

Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally and concert marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the Crimea region, at Manezhnaya Square in central Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk and Christian Lowe; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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