"Russia is ready to cooperate with the new US Administration, it is important to normalize and develop bilateral relations on an equal and mutually beneficial basis. Cooperation between Russia and the United States in addressing global and regional issues is in the interest of the whole world. We share responsibility for ensuring international security and stability," Putin said in his annual Federal Assembly address.
He added that attempts to break the strategic parity was extremely dangerous and could lead to a global catastrophe.
Putin also expressed hope to join efforts with the United States in fighting against global terrorism, in particular in Syria.
"We hope to join efforts with the United States in the struggle against real, and not imaginary threat. With international terrorism," Putin said.