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Why is Russia wooing South Africa’s white farmers?

Leon du Toit slowly inhales the late summer breeze off fields belonging to a dairy farm not far from Moscow. Smells just like home, the 72-year-old South African said. That s just what one Russian political figure hopes to hear. He is leading something of a charm offensive in South Africa with a very particular goal: hoping to lure white South Africans to move almost 13,000km (8,000 miles) away to rural Russia. The selling points are abundant farmland, relative safety and a...

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