She has previously called for closer ties with the Russian leader and approved of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.The president of the Duma (lower house of the Parliament), Viacheslav Volodin, also met with the ultranationalist candidate.But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s meeting with Le Pen and his encounters with other representatives of foreign opposition forces were “normal practice”.France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who wants to become president in the 2017 elections, celebrated Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.Ms Le Pen tops opinion polls ahead of the April 23 and May 7 voting, along with independent centrist Emmanuel Macron.Here are a few things about the French politician.Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, told reporters on a conference call that Putin and Le Pen had not discussed the possibility of Russian Federation offering any financial help to her political party.Soon after, Russian state television broadcast footage of Ms Le Pen sitting down with Mr Putin in the Kremlin, at a small table laid out with fine china cups and plates of biscuits.Asked how the Putin-Le Pen meeting was different from the Macron-Merkel one, de Danne said: “Macron-Merkel it’s the declining establishment, Le Pen and Putin represent the freedom of the people, cooperation in a multi-polar world”.An unconfirmed report this week said he was paid 50,000 euros (£43,000) to arrange a meeting between Mr Putin and a Lebanese magnate.Le Pen also is seeking loans to help fund her campaign, and has accused major European Union banks of refusing to give her the money because they oppose her candidacy. “I believe it’s a delusion”.U.S. authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyberattacks to meddle its presidential election previous year.The Russian state-run Sputnik news agency and the TV network RT have French-language websites, but they are mostly aimed at those who already have a pro-Russia worldview.Macron’s aides claimed in February that Russian groups were interfering with his campaign soon after a spike in social media claims that Macron is gay. “A trip to visit the troops.is a traditional thing to build up your commander-in-chief cred”, said Martin Michelot, a French election expert at Europeum Research Institute.In an interview with CNN past year, Le Pen said she was left with no choice after being turned down by French banks. He was referring to Le Pen’s political platform which promises to curb both legal and illegal immigration into France and ban fundamentalist Muslim organizations.