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US angers Russia by revisiting death of controversial lawyer

The US Senate has passed a bill normalising trade relations with Russia, but one of its provisions has caused outrage in Moscow, writes Niall Stanage.

9th December, 2012
'A statement issued by Obama last week praised the bill for its potential to improve trade relations and open Russia further to American imports.'

A relic of the Cold War was abolished by the United States Senate last week, but the action the senators took angered Russian officials, even though it was aimed at ensuring smoother cooperation.

Last Thursday, the Senate passed a bill normalising trade relations with Russia. Once President Barack Obama signs that bill - which he has indicated he will do - it will bring down the curtain on a 1970s measure that imposed trade penalties...

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