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Russia may join the World Trade Organization within the next few months or within a year if negotiations in Geneva are successful. At a Tuesday news conference in the British Embassy in Moscow, Deputy Economic Development Minister Maxim Medvedkov said that \"if negotiations in Geneva within the next two months manage to overcome a trend towards technical confrontation, Russia will have a good chance of joining the WTO within the next few months or a year.\" As an example of technical confrontation, Medvedev referred to repeatedly asked questions \"about the structure of the Russian judicial system.
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Today in Moscow at the solemn gathering of research council of the Lomonosov State University President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan has been given the title of Honorable Doctor of this university. A Kazinform\'s correspondent transmits from Moscow the head of Kazakhstan is handed the corresponding diploma for the outstanding contribution in the development of education, scientific and cultural links and strengthening of friendship between nations of Kazakhstan and Russia. Opening the solemn ceremony the University rector Victor Sadovnichiy noted that the visit of President Nazarbayev to the university is an important event.
Tuesday, 18 February 2003


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The Tajik authorities have welcomed new efforts to help them rid their country of an estimated 16,000 landmines and unexploded ordinance. The European Security Organisation, the OSCE, is preparing a project to de-mine Tajikistan. Last year alone, 60 Tajiks were reported injured or killed by mines.
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Speaking on Radio Rossii on 18 February, Russian presidential aide Sergei Yastrzhembskii said Russia would welcome monitoring by international observers of the 23 March referendum on a new draft Chechen constitution and election legislation. He said that only those Russian servicemen permanently stationed in Chechnya are eligible to vote in the referendum, adding that they account for less than 7 percent of the republic\'s 537,655 registered voters. Yastrzhembskii also said that elections for a new Chechen president could take place \"several months\" after the constitution is approved.

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