On 26 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Rome hope that bilateral trade will reach $50 billion this year.
“Italy is fourth among Russia’s largest trade partners,” Putin said after talks in Trieste with the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. “Bilateral trade has been growing. This year, despite problems in the global and European economy, it will grow by another 24%. I think it will reach or even exceed the $50 billion mark,” he added.
Bilateral trade last ye...
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