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    Russia wants to pursue negotiations on the nuclear arms reduction and is ready for a most serious talk "with no double standards", Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

    SOCHI, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia wants to pursue negotiations on the nuclear arms reduction and is ready for a most serious talk "with no double standards", Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

    "We insist on continuing negotiations. We are not just in favor of talks, we insist on negotiating further nuclear arms reductions. The fewer nuclear weapons there are in the world the better. And [we are also] ready for a most serious talk on the issues of nuclear disarmament," Putin pledged during the 11th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russia.

    The Russian leader stressed that the discussion should be "with no double standards."

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