Free grain! Great declaration, humanitarian president

Putin promises free grain to six African nations.

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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to supply up to 50,000 tonnes of free grain to six African countries during the opening of the Russia-Africa Summit in his native St. Petersburg.

"In the next few months, we will be able to ensure free supply of 25,000 to 50,000 tonnes of grains to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eritrea," he said. "