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The government wants the Federal Property Management Agency to find cheaper digs for the Eurasian Economic Commission rather than buying the building at 1 Arbatskaya Ploshchad from a co-owner of the Region investment company for 8.4 billion rubles ($290 million), Kommersant reported Thursday.

The White House recommended that the property agency either buy a building with a lower price or just rent office space for the commission.

The commission, headed by Viktor Khristenko, was formed in December by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to direct the Customs Union between them, which took effect Jan. 1.

(MT)

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