Putin supports Egypt's Sisi in presidency bid

Feb 13, 2014, 5:47 AM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an award ceremony for young scientists in the Kremlin February 11, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency". Mr Putin said at the start of a meeting in Moscow with Field Marshal Sisi that he was "aware" of his decision to run. However, there has been no announcement on the matter from the Egyptian side.
Background:
Putin backs Sisi 'bid for Egypt presidency' [BBC]
Putin backs Sisi to be president of Egypt [Aljazeera]