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Russia mines 3.2% more gold

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Sept. 5, 2012, 2:24 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

Russia's Vladimir Putin (C) holds a gold bar while visiting the Central Depository of the Bank of Russia next to Georgy Luntovsky (L), first deputy chief of the Central Bank of Russia, on January 24, 2011 in Moscow.
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MOSCOW - Russia mined 94.2 tonnes of gold in January-July, 3.2% more than in the same period last year, the Union of Russian Gold Producers said.

Overall production, including incidental or byproduct gold and secondary gold production, went up 1.9% to 105.823 tonnes.

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