The Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade announced on Friday that an informal meeting of the working group on Russia's admittance to the World Trade Organisation would be held on December 10th in Geneva. The session will consider issues connected with Russia's adoption of foreign trade legislation in accordance with WTO rules. Moreover, Russian proposals on access to goods and service markets will also be discussed, as will the agricultural sector. A revised version of the "Report on the Trade-Political System in the Russian Federation" will also be on the agenda. The next official meeting of the working group is scheduled for the end of January 2002. About 50 countries, which are Russia's major trading partners and WTO member-nations, make up the working group. China, which recently became a WTO member, will soon join the body's work.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.