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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.