The Senate is set to approve a bill today that grants Russia "permanent normal trade relations"...

The Senate is set to approve a bill today that grants Russia "permanent normal trade relations" by lifting Cold War-era restriction on trade. With the House having passed its version of the measures, the bill would then go to President Obama for his signature. While the package is forecast to help exports to Russia double within five years, the country isn't happy about provisions seeking to punish human rights violations.

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  • User 353732
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    Restrictions on trade with a country that is primarily an exporter of commodities, nuclear technology and weapons are quite ineffective.


    They reduce opportunities for US exporters while doing nothing to contain Russia's domestic repression or resurgent imperialism.


    The US is now too diminished economically, morally and strategically to coerce Russia and its credibility to compromised to scare tyrants, terrorists and international thugs.
    6 Dec 2012, 05:33 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    anything about the mob....???...nevermind... is the most corrupt and its run by the Russian Mafia....but we can probably ship some junk there....after everyone gets their cut....and bribes are I guess we won´t let WalMart go
    6 Dec 2012, 06:36 AM Reply Like
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