Russia's president says the United States is to blame for the global financial crisis — and presents his case in an online preview of his state-of-the-nation speech.

The highly anticipated speech Wednesday will be President Dmitry Medvedev's first state-of-the-nation address since taking office in May. A preview of the speech is available in a video posted on the Kremlin Web site.

Medvedev also says he will discuss the international consequences of the war in August that Russia fought with Georgia.

Medvedev has posted several videos on the Kremlin Web site. And his predecessor in the presidency, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, this week unveiled a new Web site for himself.