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Russia: Putin hails Mandela at South African embassy

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 9, 2013 at 20:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Putin hails Mandela at South African embassy

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the South African Embassy in Moscow on Monday, to pay his respects to the late rights leaders and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Putin offered his condolences to members of the South African delegation and signed a book of condolences. After signing the book, Putin bowed his head in front of Mandela's portrait and spoke with South African Ambassador Mandisi Mpahlwa.

The president sent a message of condolences to President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, expressing his sympathy and support for Mandela's family and friends, and South Africa's government and people. Mandela died aged 95 in his home outside Johannesburg on Thursday, December 5.

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Russia: Putin hails Mandela at South African embassy

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the South African Embassy in Moscow on Monday, to pay his respects to the late rights leaders and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Putin offered his condolences to members of the South African delegation and signed a book of condolences. After signing the book, Putin bowed his head in front of Mandela's portrait and spoke with South African Ambassador Mandisi Mpahlwa.

The president sent a message of condolences to President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, expressing his sympathy and support for Mandela's family and friends, and South Africa's government and people. Mandela died aged 95 in his home outside Johannesburg on Thursday, December 5.

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