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During a meeting with participants of the discussion club in Sochi, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that neither he, nor President Dmitry Medvedev were planning to do anything that would violate Russian legislation when it comes to the 2012 presidential election. According to the prime minister, both he and Medvedev will act on the basis of the actual situation in the country, the Russian government’s press office reported.

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According to the Russian Agriculture Ministry, Russia has sufficient grain reserves, Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik announced at today’s State Council presidium meeting on domestic food market regulations. The ministry estimates the grain harvest at about 60m-65m tonnes in 2010. This amount coupled with the reserves will ensure the domestic demand currently projected at 77m tonnes. “There are no reasons to expect abrupt price increases or a food product deficit,” Skrynnik said, noting that any price increases were merely speculative.

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According to Lavrov, “NATO has been hovering ‘between the past and the future’ for far too long.” The minister believes that the recent discussions on preparing a new strategic concept for NATO are a direct outcome of this situation. “We would like to see the alliance complete its political transformation into a modern organization in the sphere of ensuring security, demonstrate its willingness to participate in a partnership with other players, including Russia, on a parity basis, and fully comply with international laws,” Lavrov stressed.

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Ukraine has demonstrated the first signs of economic stabilization, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich announced at the opening of the Verkhovna Rada‘s fall session today. According to him, the country’s GDP growth exceeded 6 percent and industrial production reached 11 percent in the first six months of 2010.

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The Economic Court of the CIS has given Moscow and Minsk one month for an out-of-court settlement of the matter on Russia’s duties on oil products supplied to Belarus, the court’s press office reported to RBC. Consequently, the court granted Russia’s request for an extrajudicial dispute resolution.

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When asked about the possibility of decreasing the gas price for Gazprom, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Masimov indicated to journalists that the matter of the export gas price between Russia and Kazakhstan had already been settled and was not subject to discussion. He reiterated that the two countries had established a price policy and signed an agreement. “The price has been fixed, and Russia has not brought up the matter,” he stated.

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Trade between Russia and Ukraine may reach its pre-crisis level by the end of 2010, Ukrainian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Yelchenko stated at a press conference today. The diplomat reiterated that trade between the two countries reached its peak in 2008, when it amounted to $40bn.

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Ukraine hopes that the price for natural gas supplied from Russia, which Kiev considers unfair and non-market, will be revised, Ukrainian Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Yelchenko stated at a press conference today. “We really do believe that this price is unfair. We find the price formula devised by the country’s previous government in 2009 to be incomprehensible. Moreover, the situation on the oil and gas market is completely different today than it was in 2009. The prices are sinking, and we would like these new conditions to be reflected in the price that we plan to suggest to Russia,” he explained. The diplomat indicated that the Ukrainian prime minister was personally supervising the gas price issue, and noted that the PM had paid several visits to Moscow to participate in talks. “Hopefully, we will hear some good news in the near future,” Yelchenko said.

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The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is likely to become effective before the end of the year, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Boris Gryzlov announced at today’s opening of the fall session. He stressed that the treaty’s implementation could be an important factor in ensuring global security. Gryzlov also indicated, however, that the U.S. Senate was in the middle of an election campaign, which could affect the treaty’s ratification on the part of the U.S.

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Kazakhstan’s parliament has offered Russia the chance to create a joint grain terminal project in the Far East, speaker of the lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s parliament Romin Madinov announced at a conference today. According to him, such a terminal should have a capacity of 200,000-300,000 tonnes of storage and handling.

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Gazprom is currently supplying 18m cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream gas pipeline, official spokesman for the Russian energy holding Sergei Kupriyanov told journalists today, noting that this amount equaled the amount supplied prior to the accident in Iran. “For 10 days, Gazprom assisted its Turkish partners in overcoming the consequences of an explosion on a stretch of a gas pipeline from Iran,” he stated, adding that the Russian company had supplied a total of 426m cubic meters of gas from August 25 to September 4. At certain times, daily supplies reached 42m cubic meters at Turkey’s request.

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