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Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to former second vice-president of Burundi Joseph Butore, TASS reports. Butore Joseph, born April 14, 1969 in Burundi ", — written in the decree.
Republic of Burundi — a state in East Africa, one of the least developed countries in the world. Butore served as second vice president of Burundi from 2015 to 2020. In 2018, the politician was awarded the state award of the Russian Federation — Order of Friendship.
Butore repeatedly led delegations to the occupied Crimea.
In 2016, the Central Bank of Burundi signed an agreement with Gazprombank, which sent money to the African state, where a political crisis erupted a year earlier who deprived the country of Western aid.
On September 26, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Edward Snowden also received Russian citizenship. In the United States, he was charged with violating the law on espionage.
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