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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama and offered assistance in tackling the consequences following tornadoes that ripped through the southern United States, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama and offered assistance in tackling the consequences following tornadoes that ripped through the southern United States, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.

    At least 300 people died in the severe storms that rampaged the southern United States on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Alabama has been the worst affected with 198 people recorded dead. A huge tornado ripped through the city of Tuscaloosa.

    "We are ready to render any possible assistance in overcoming the circumstances of this tragedy," Medvedev said in a statement.

    MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) 

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