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Libyan late dictator planned to strengthen relations with Russia through marriage

Former Libyan dictator late Muammar Gaddafi’ former advisor revealed interesting issue in world politics. Former Libyan dictator once tried to strenghten political ties between Russia and Libya through new family relations.

  He planned a marriage between his second son and one of Russian president Vladimir Putin's daughters, according to a new revelation by former advisor to Gaddafi. The dictator approached a bemused Putin to ask if one of his daughters could wed his second son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, with the aim of strengthening ties between Libya and Russia, the advisor Mohammed Abd El Motaleb al-Houni said. "Gaddafi talked about it with Putin,proposing his son as a future son-in-law, but the Russian president was taken aback and said his daughter did not know Saif al-Islam,"al-Houni said.It maybe recalled that Gaddafi was ousted and killed in a NATO-back revolt in 2011. Saif al-Islam was sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli in a mass trial of former regime figures. He was caught trying to flee Libya in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.

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