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Putin touts ‘common values’ shared by Democrats and communists

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Democratic leaders in the United States have a bank of “common values” with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “First, the Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved,” Putin said. “In other words, this can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.”