Moscow Eyes the French Elections

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With just a few weeks left until French voters head to the polls, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen made her way to Moscow for a surprise meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

As Putin stood last Friday beside his open admirer — Le Pen supports lifting Russian sanctions, says Crimea “has always been Russian,” and vows to pull France out of NATO and the European Union — he insisted the Kremlin does “not want to influence events in any way.”

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