The International Monetary Fund believes that that sanctions against Russia will be lifted in 2015. According to IMF analysts, Russia will lift its counter-sanctions against large economies as well.
Apparently, Russia will continue its active participation in the G20 in 2015, under Turkey's chairmanship, whereas the Ukrainian factor is not going to block Russia's cooperation with large international institutions.
These are the main results of the concluded annual session of the IMF and the World Bank. These organizations have nothing else to offer Russia, except to invite Russia back to joint work. The reform of the IMF administration has been postponed yet again, whereas China is conducting its own policies in the Fund, aside from Russia, the Kommersant newspaper wrote.
Thus, Russia's cooperation with the G20, the IMF and the World Bank will not be minimized because of bilateral foreign policy issues with the United States, the EU, Japan and Canada. However, it will be up to Russia to promote the initiatives, in the implementation of which Russia has been interested during the recent years.
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