Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin on Wednesday angrily rejected what he described as attempts to

 

              Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin on Wednesday angrily rejected what he described as attempts to
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Putin on Wednesday angrily rejected what he described as attempts to enforce foreign patterns of democracy on Russia and vowed to preserve the nation's identity against interference from abroad. Putin's speech was his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March's election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)