Putin yesterday proposed a crackdown on immigration for those flouting rules. He has also called for migrants to pass language, history and law tests. And he promised to punish people running ‘slave labour’ rackets in Russia.
Attack: Mr Putin, pictured today chairing a Cabinet meeting in Moscow, said he thinks they (The U.S.) ‘sometimes do not want allies’
Vladimir Putin has branded America a nation which ‘wants to control everything’ during a scathing verbal attack on the U.S.
The Russian Premier said the USA is seeking to dominate the world and interfere with the internal matters of other countries.
Mr Putin also said America was being ‘uncooperative’ with Europe and Russia over Washington plans for a missile defence system.
Speaking during a Russian election campaign stopover in Siberia, Mr Putin said: ‘They want to control everything.
‘Sometimes I have the impression that the United States does not want allies, and instead that it needs vassals.’
His outspoken criticism of the US ‘foreign policy doctrine’ came ahead of a demand for tougher controls on foreigners flouting immigration rules in Russia.