WTO deal in sight before G8 - deputy premier

Just days ahead of the G8 summit opening in St. Petersburg, Russia’s prospects of acceding to the World Trade Organisation may be looking good. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Russia could conclude accession talks with the United States before

Having reached agreement with 57 of the 58 nations making up the working party on Russian accession, the U.S. is the only country yet to approve its joining. Access to Russia's banking sector, intellectual property rights and agricultural subsidies are reported sticky issues in discussions.