The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to his Singaporean counterpart Tony tan Keng Pit in connection with the death of the first Prime Minister of the state, one of the founders of Singapore's economic miracle " Lee Kuan yew
"The Russian President also drew the attention that the RF Lee Kuan yew will be remembered as a staunch supporter of the development of friendly relations between 2 countries who have made a great personal contribution to the strengthening of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Kremlin. The Manager noticed that the achievements of Singapore in the socio-economic and scientific-technical areas associated with the name of this distinguished statesman. For his part, the head of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov printed in your own Twitter: "died Lee Kuan yew I happened to meet him in 2010. It was a major leader and a wise man is not like many current Western politicians." Remember, 1st Prime Minister of independent Singapore Lee Kuan yew Died on Sunday. In early February, the former Prime Minister was taken with a severe form of pneumonia in the hospital and was connected to the ventilator. Last weekend it was claimed that the state of the 91-year-old politician has continued to deteriorate. Lee Kuan yew became the 1st in the history of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore in 1959 and remained in power for 31 years. Policies retained in the country of the English language and the British legal system. Experts call Lee Kuan yew, one of the founders of Singapore's economic miracle ", because of which the country has become one of the wealthiest countries. In recent years, the dialogue between Russia and Singapore was very active and developed at all levels. Sam Lee Kuan yew went to the Russian Federation almost every year, high-ranking Russian officials, too, were frequent guests in Singapore. The main event in bilateral relations was the official visit to Singapore in November 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's first visit to this Asian country at this level in recorded history of relations between 2 countries. In this case, apparently, the intensive contacts between Russia and Singapore are not limited to ceremonial party and are based on mutual interests. No wonder Singapore became one of the few countries that have close economic and political ties with the US, which has not succumbed to the pressure of the capital of the United States or entered against Russia punishment after the acute drop in the Ukraine.