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Putin Sends Condolences To Bangladesh President

President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to President of the Republic of Bangladesh Iajuddiin Ahmed.

Mr Putin's telegram reads, in particular: "It was with great sorrow that I learned of the natural disaster that has struck Bangladesh - the cyclone that has taken hundreds of lives and caused immense material damage.

On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of the Russian Federation I express my sincere condolences and ask you to pass on my profound sympathy to the families of the victims".

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