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Otter Prepares For Trade Mission To Russia

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is getting ready for a nine-day trade mission in Russia.
    
The Republican governor, his staff and Idaho business leaders will leave Boise Friday.
    
The trip caps a busy year of international travel for Otter, who has already made official visits to Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.
    
The Idaho Statesman reports that (http://bit.ly/1aBdWSD ) Otter will be accompanied by 17 Commerce and Agriculture companies from a variety of industries. The trip to a country that boasts the world's 11th largest economy includes stops in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
    
In his two terms in office, Otter has made a focus of increasing Idaho's exports. Last year was a record-breaking year as global sales of Idaho products totaled more than $6.1 billion.


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