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    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences on Thursday over the passing of the Thai King earlier in the day, the Kremlin press service said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day local media reported that Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej died at the age of 88 having spent several years in a hospital.

    "During the decades of his rule, he earned sincere love of his subjects as well as high prestige abroad. In Russia, he will be remembered as a principled supporter of development of relations of friendship and cooperation between our countries," Putin said, as quoted by the Kremlin.

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