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Putin Delivers Conciliatory Annual 'State of Nation' Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual "state of the nation" address Thursday was less remarkable for what it contained than for what it lacked -- anger and blame heaped on countries supposedly looking to make an enemy of Russia. Last year's speech at the Kremlin to lawmakers and dignitaries, carried live on Russian TV, focused on demonizing Turkey after its air force shot down a Russian plane along its border with Syria. Putin's 2014 address, in the wake of...

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