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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Gets G7 Invite

MOSCOW -- First Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov will participate in the meeting of the Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors in Japan this week, a government official said Tuesday.

"They [Kasyanov and Central Bank head Viktor Gerashchenko] are invited because a problem concerning Russia will be discussed," Kasyanov's spokeswoman Tatyana Razbash said.

She said Kasyanov would participate in discussions, but it was not clear if Gerashchenko would attend.