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Russia Celebrates Election of New Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

This should raise eyebrows in the United Kingdom [1]:

Russian state media have extolled the recent election of Jeremy Corbyn to the head of Britain’s Labour Party as the Kremlin continues to expand its influence among European political extremists.

Corbyn received nearly 60 percent of the votes [2] in Saturday’s leadership election for Labour, the major opposition party in Britain once led by Tony Blair. The left-wing Member of Parliament has been critical of NATO [3] and expressed opposition to imposing sanctions on Russia for its support of separatists in Ukraine. He also previously referred to members of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” when he welcomed them to Britain.