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15 Vladimir Putin Quotes We'll Never Forget

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held office for 12 years and counting - longer than any other Soviet elected to the position.

The extensive reign, combined with his enigmatic personality, means plenty of memorable Putin quotes have racked up over the years...

Here are 15 of the most striking Putin quotes - you'll find the strained relationship between Putin, Obama, and their two respective nations surface in more than a few of these.

Putin vs. Obama - Calling Each Other Out in the UN Meeting Today

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The 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly kicked off today in New York City. The gathering pitted Putin vs. Obama in their first face-to-face meeting in nearly a year.

Over the last 12 months, the decimation of the ruble, record-low oil prices, and Western sanctions have crippled Russian wealth.

But despite President Obama's stated "desire not to return to the Cold War," the two leaders made clear today that's exactly where this relationship - and the Russian economy - is headed...