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Top Communist names farm magnate Grudinin as party’s ‘new Russian national leader’

By ethan / April 2, 2018

Russian Communists have hailed Pavel Grudinin as their new national leader after assessing the politician’s performance in the recent presidential election campaign. Grudinin spoke at the plenary session of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, where he expressed the opinion that he had not lost the presidential race, Kommersant daily reports. “We have not lost. I […]

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Farm magnate Grudinin closes all foreign bank accounts ahead of Russia’s presidential election

By ethan / January 13, 2018

Farm businessman Pavel Grudinin, running as the Communist Party’s candidate for the March 18 presidential election, has closed all his foreign accounts, Russia’s Central Election Commission has said. Boris Ebzeev, from the Central Election Commission, said on Friday that five accounts belonging to Grudinin and based in a Vienna bank had been shut down. Read […]

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‘Lenin’ farm director registered as 2nd candidate for presidential election

By ethan / January 12, 2018

Russia’s Central Election Commission has registered the head of a major agricultural enterprise, businessman Pavel Grudinin, as a candidate in Russia’s upcoming presidential election. Grudinin, 57, became the second presidential hopeful to pass the registration procedure. The Central Elections Committee issued its first registration certificate to the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, […]

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Heavy-weed champion of the world? Mike Tyson launches California cannabis farm

By ethan / January 2, 2018

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:50 Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California. The move by the former world heavyweight boxing champion comes hot on the heels of the state’s decision to legalize the drug for recreational use. READ MORE: ‘Happy New Year […]

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End of an era: Russian Communists trade veteran leader for farm mogul as 2018 presidential pick

By ethan / December 23, 2017

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 19:39 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 20:37 Russian communists have settled on a surprise pick for its 2018 presidential candidate. Pavel Grudinin, 57, a farm mogul running a so-called “island of socialism,” will replace the party’s evergreen leader, Gennady Zyuganov. It was widely expected that long-time leader Zyuganov, an ever-present […]

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