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President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolence to the family of Krasnoyarsk Territory Governor Alexander Lebed who was killed in a helicopter crash

April 28, 2002

The telegram said:

“Please accept my deepest condolences in connection with the tragic death of your husband and father.

“We will forever remember Alexander Lebed as an outstanding, strong and brave man, a real soldier who had served the Fatherland all his life.

“I wish you strength and resolve during this difficult time.”

April 28, 2002