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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.