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A World Trade Organisation ministerial conference opens in Geneva (photo:dpa)

One year on, Russia refuses to play the WTO game

Russia has been a member of the World Trade Organisation for just over a year, but it is already being accused of protectionism and ‘doing exactly the opposite of what it is supposed to do’. The prospects for further integration are not good; taking an active role in the organisation would pit the principles of Russian state capitalism against those of free trade. ...
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