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    Moscow lays high hopes on the one who will win the May 7 general election in Great Britain.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — Russia hopes that the new British government formed after the May 7 election improves relations with Moscow, Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko said Friday.

    “The answer is simple — someone who would restore relations with Russia,” the ambassador wrote in his Twitter in response to British Conservative Party member Nicholas Boles’ question posted in Twitter, wondering who Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see running the United Kingdom after the election.

    Relations between Russia and the European Union soured amid the Ukrainian crisis, as the bloc kept accusing Moscow of interference in Ukrainian internal affairs. Moscow, in turn, has repeatedly denied the accusations.

    The May 7 UK general election is expected to be the tightest race in decades. The two major rivals in the upcoming election are the Conservative Party, headed by David Cameron, and the Labour party led by Ed Miliband, with the parties running neck-and-neck according to the recent polls.

    According to the BBC poll tracker reflecting voting intention across the United Kingdom, currently 34 percent of British citizens support the Labour Party, while the Conservatives are only one point behind.

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    elections, Conservative Party, Nicholas Boles, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Yakovenko, Russia, Britain
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