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Kuchma Visits Russia

10 May 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma visited the grave of his father who died at an army hospital in Novgorod Oblast during World War II, RIA-Novosti reported on 9 May.

According to the agency, the fact of Senior Sergeant Daniil Kuchma's death on 7 February 1942 was not firmly established
until the spring of 1996.

In 2001, President Putin visited the grave while visiting Velikii Novgorod.

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