In the interview, Putin praised former President Donald Trump as "an extraordinary individual, talented individual," and said Biden, as a career politician, was "radically different" from Trump.
Asked about Biden calling him a killer in an interview in March, Putin said he had heard dozens of such accusations. "This is not something I worry about in the least," Putin said.
Such discourse "is part of U.S. political culture where it's considered normal. By the way, not here, it is not considered normal here," Putin said.
Putin denies Russia preparing to give Iran advanced satellite system
Putin in Friday's interview denied a U.S. media report that claimed Russia was set to deliver an advanced satellite system to Iran that will vastly improve its spying capabilities.
"It's just fake news. At the very least, I don't know anything about this kind of thing, those who are speaking about it probably will know more about it. It's just nonsense, garbage," Putin said.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Moscow is preparing to give Iran a Kanopus-V satellite with a high-resolution camera, allowing the Islamic republic to monitor facilities of its adversaries across the Middle East.
(With input from Reuters and AFP)
(Cover: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2021. /Reuters)