"Our fight for sovereignty and justice, without any exaggeration, is of a national liberation nature, because we defend the security and well-being of our people, and for Russia - a strong and independent power to be a historical right," he said during a meeting of the World Russian People's Assembly in the video."Without a strong and sovereign Russia, a lasting and stable world order cannot be achieved." Noting that Russia is a large and diverse country, and in this diversity of cultures, traditions and customs there is power, enormous competitive advantage and potential.Putin stressed that "Russia, as has happened more than once in history, has blocked the path of those who today demand world domination... We are now fighting not only for the freedom of Russia, but for the freedom of all."