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Video: Obama’s Speech to Russia

The full text can also be read here.  Among the highlights were these:  “Competitive elections allow us to change course and hold our leaders accountable. If our democracy did not advance those rights, I – as a person of African ancestry – wouldn’t be able to address you as an American citizen, much less a President.”  and… “Now let me be clear: America will not seek to impose any system of government on any other country, nor would we presume to choose which party or individual should run a country.”