Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hopes to complete negotiations on its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the end of 2010. These negotiations, as reported by RIA "Novosti", lasted for 17 years. It is not clear whether the official Moscow is going to do it alone — the last time reklyamavalasya idea to join the WTO Customs Union, that is, along with Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Speaking at a meeting of the Presidium of the State Council, Dmitry Medvedev said: Russia now has a reasonably complex negotiations in this regard. However, he expressed the hope that foreign trading partners who want to trade on the Russian market by the end of the year will be able to finalize the transition to the standards that are applied in the Russian Federation.
During the recent talks with U.S. President Barack Obama, the head of Russia said that Moscow and Washington have decided to contradictions in the process of joining the WTO by 99%.