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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zyuganov Praises Putin

President Vladimir Putin got high marks from Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov after a four-hour Kremlin meeting with the Communist-led coalition, a news report said Tuesday.

Zyuganov, who lost to Putin in March presidential elections, said the Monday talks were "very substantive," Interfax reported. He said Putin and the left-wing leaders discussed "ways of leading the country out of the crisis virtually in all spheres: economic, national, security, scientific, industrial and agricultural."