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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT:     Trevor Francis
June 6, 2002                                                                                  (202) 482-4883                      

Statement by Secretary Evans on Russia’s Transition
to a Market Economy 

            I congratulate Russia for their designation as a market economy under U.S. law. This decision by the Commerce Department was made in accordance of the law and reflects the tremendous economic changes that Russia has made over the last decade. 

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