Vladimir Putin has hailed Russia's prostitutes as 'the best in the world'

'I find it hard to believe that he immediately headed off to the hotel to meet with our girls of reduced social responsibility'.

CNN has published a series of interviews of the US President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump, who has praised Putin as "very smart", has signalled he wants to improve strained ties with Russian Federation, despite USA intelligence agencies alleging the Kremlin chief ordered a cyber campaign to discredit rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.

Back in the US, Trump has denounced the dossier (prepared by a former British intelligence officer) as false. He also said that, while he would not "bow", he saw allying with Russian Federation to "get rid of ISIS" as a positive that could save "tremendous amounts of money and lives".

Trump has frequently spoken about Putin in positive terms, and said he wants to improve a relationship strained by the Russian incursion into Ukraine and Putin's support for Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.

"Trump, when he came to Moscow, and I can't even remember when that was, . he wasn't any sort of political figure".

As we previously reported, last week's leaked documents claim Drumpf is now being blackmailed by Putin with compromising footage of the 70-year-old partaking in golden showers with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel. "Our security services do not chase every U.S. billionaire".

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Putin went on to compare those behind the dossier unfavourably with prostitutes.

"The fact that such methods are being used against the US President-elect is a unique case: nothing like this has happened before".

"This shows a significant level of degradation of the political elite in the West".

While the Kremlin denies secret links with Mr Trump's team, the Russian government has made clear that it hopes to strike a more cooperative relationship with him than with his predecessor. We will not even apply to the Nobel Committee to nominate him for the Nobel Prize in mathematics, physics or some other subject.

"Firstly, it is to undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect", he continued. The people doing this are doing enormous damage to American national interests.

Vladimir Putin also referred to the alleged involvement of the United States role in organising protests in the main square of the Ukrainian capital that chased Ukraine's Russia-friendly president from power in 2014. At home, Putin has cultivated a kind of macho, hyper-masculine cult of personality - a sense that he's the strongman Russian Federation needs, especially compared to what he derides as the effeminate (or female) leaders of the West.

In the final news conference of his presidency, Barack Obama stressed the need for the U.S.to continue in protecting people's rights and the right to freedom of the press.

  • Adam Floyd