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ST. PETERSBURG, November 7 (Itar-Tass) —— Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulated Almazbek Atambayev on his victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election and expressed hope that the situation in the country would improve.
Commenting on acting Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov’s remarks at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)m, where he mentioned global economic problems and the “Arab spring”, Putin said, “We all remember very well it all began in Kyrgyzstan.”
“But now, thank God, the process has made the full circle. There are signs of improvement in Kyrgyzstan, and the situation has stabilised,” he said.