Vladimir Putin has warned that "a new stage in world history" is coming in a speech in which he condemned "the model of total domination" by the West.
"One gets the impression that the West simply cannot offer the world its own model of the future," Putin said, as he described how the dominance of the West owed itself to "the robbery of other peoples both in Asia and in Africa.".
He singled out India in particular as being "robbed" in his criticism of colonial powers.
Putin said that the global "elites" were now "terribly afraid" that other parts of the world "may present their own options for development.".
"But no matter how much Western and supranational elites strive to preserve the existing order of things—a new era is coming, a new stage in world history," he added.
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However on Monday, Putin said that measures intended to isolate Russia, would not turn the clock back on his country's development. »