"Russia will enter into the WTO, but not now": Igor Shuvalov
"Россия вступит во ВТО, но не сейчас"
Meanwhile, Russia starts talks with partners in the WTO on the freezing of some agreements.
Саша ПЯТНИЦКАЯ — 25.08.2008 17:54
Since the government of Russia does not see any prospect of joining the World Trade Organization within the next year nor the pluses of membership of the WTO, Russia will begin negotiations to withdraw from a number of trade agreements. (Source)