Speaker, Fyodor Lukyanov told the Russian president that "a lot of people became nervous" after he pointed out the country's "nuclear presence".
The speaker asked: "Remembering your statement here four years ago that we would all go to heaven. We are in no hurry, are we?"
After responding with a long pause, Mr Lukyanov pointed out that the president’s silence was "alarming".
While smirking, Putin responded: "I did that on purpose so you would be on your guard. The effect has been achieved."
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