President Vladimir Putin says Russia is facing Cold War-style containment efforts and will oppose world domination by a single nation.
Putin's remarks on February 7 were the latest in a series of bitter denunciations of Western nations, which have imposed sanctions on Russia over its interference in Ukraine and are pressing him to drop support for separatists fighting government forces there.
"As for the idea that a war is being waged against our country, there is no war, thank God. But it is perfectly clear that there is an attempt to hold back our development by various means," Russian news agencies quoted him as saying during a trade union congress in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
Clearly referring to the United States, Putin said that the world order that emerged after the Soviet collapse is dominated by "one undisputed leader who wants to remain such -- a leader who assumes that everything is allowed to him, but that others only need what he allows them and what meets his own interests."
"Russia will never be satisfied with this kind of world order," Putin said