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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia at G-7 Talks

MOSCOW ( -- President Boris Yeltsin will push Russia's economic agenda at this month's summit in France of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

In the past, Russia has taken an eighth seat at the G-7 table for political talks only.

But Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigory Karasin, cited by Interfax , said Russia would participate in economic discussions, too, when the G-7 meets June 28 to 29 in Lyon, France.