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President Vladimir Putin awards the Russian Order Of Friendship to Frederik Paulsen

President Vladimir Putin awards the Russian Order Of Friendship to Frederik Paulsen

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Frederick Paulsen

Frederick Paulsen

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Alliance leader Naomi Long

Alliance leader Naomi Long

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President Vladimir Putin awards the Russian Order Of Friendship to Frederik Paulsen

The Alliance Party has confirmed it accepted more than £40,000 in donations from a drugs company that had links to Russia.

The same firm, founded by a Swedish billionaire philanthropist and explorer who was an honorary Russian consul and lives in Switzerland, also gave more than £443,000 to the Liberal Democrats.


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