Putin tells West he has no 'plans to accelerate an arms race'

Russian President Vladimir Putin's victory has received a muted reception abroad, with many international leaders slow to congratulate him.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have softened his tone towards the West, a day after he secured another six years in office.

    His victory received a muted reception abroad, with many international leaders slow to congratulate him.

    But at a meeting with the candidates he beat, Putin said Russia does not want an arms race, and will seek to resolve its differences with other countries.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Moscow.


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