Russia "has taken a firm decision to enter the World Trade Organization and it will be carried out," Russian President Vladimir Putin told the visiting session of the World Economic Forum in the Mariott Grand Hotel on Tuesday. Russian steps on entering the WTO should "meet the interests of the national economy, Putin stressed. Russia "will not agree to enter the WTO on non-standard conditions," Putin said. According to the Russian President, "we shall not agree to demands which were not made to other countries". Unfortunately, Russia "has to face such problems now," he said. At the same time, Russia regards the negotiations with the WTO "with optimism".
Putin's Annual Address to the Federal Assembly is scheduled for September 30. Kremlin sources say it will become even more historic and globally important than his 2014 speech