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Oil Supplies & Gulf Crisis

Russian Federation Says It Wants To Join OPEC

The Soviet Union's largest republic, the Russian Federation, has expressedits interest in joining OPEC. Viktor Yaroshenko, the Russian Minister forForeign Economics Relations, said on 20 August that Russia was prepared to enterOPEC, "now perhaps as an observer and in future possibly as a fullmember." He added that the republic considers itself free to join suchinternational organizations...