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In 2013, Russia will hold the rotating presidency of the Group of 20. During its G20 year, Russia will focus on three main priorities it believes will enhance the economic potential of the G20 nations on the world stage. These are: growth through quality jobs and investment, growth through trust and transparency and growth through effective regulation. Meetings of ministers and other officials from G20 member nations will take place throughout the year, and the events will culminate in a summit of the G20 country leaders to be held in St. Petersburg on Sept. 5-6.

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Russia may retaliate for Australian sanctions - Kremlin

Russia could respond to travel bans and asset freezes recently imposed by Australia on a number of Russian officials by introducing its own sanctions against Australia, the Izvestia newspaper reported on Friday, citing the Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov

G20 leaders find common enemy in offshore havens

Artem Zagorodnov

G20 leaders failed to find common ground on the Syrian crisis in St. Petersburg last week, and made little progress resolving differences over national debt levels. Yet member countries did find one common enemy – offshore havens

Russia stands for peaceful solution of Syrian conflict – spokesman

Anastasia Markitan

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists at the G20 summit that Russia is committed to a peaceful resolution of the Syrian crisis, commenting on Pope Francis’s letter to Vladimir Putin to abandon the “futile pursuit” of a military solution

The Group of 20: participants and working concept

RIA Novosti

In 2013, Russia holds the rotating presidency of the Group of 20. During its G20 year, Russia will focus on three main priorities it believes will enhance the economic potential of the G20 nations on the world stage. These are: growth through quality jobs and investment, growth through trust and transparency and growth through effective regulation. Meetings of ministers and other officials from G20 member nations take place throughout the year.

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