Russia puts its WTO entry in doubt

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Series Details 10.6.09
Publication Date 10/06/2009
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Article reports that Russia threw its 16-year campaign for World Trade Organisation membership into doubt on the 9 June 2009 when Vladimir Putin said Russia would only join as part of a trade bloc with Kazakhstan and Belarus.

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