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Outcast Russia turns to Cold War ally India for new billions in trade
Outcast Russia turns to Cold War ally India for new billions in trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to India on Thursday for a one-day summit during which billions of dollars' worth of economic agreements were signed on energy, precious stones and military equipment and India pledged to retain Russia as its most important defense industry partner. Perhaps more important for Putin, who has been diplomatically isolated over his aggression against Ukraine and is struggling to keep an economy afloat as global oil prices plummet, was securing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declared opposition to sanctions imposed on Moscow without the United Nations' endorsement. The European Union and the United States have punished the...

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