Russia expects Obama visit despite "mini-crisis" in ties
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is likely to visit Russia in the first half of 2013 despite a "mini-crisis" in relations over U.S. moves to punish Russians accused of rights violations, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy adviser to President Vladimir Putin, gave no further details. Obama and Putin have both signalled since winning presidential elections this year that they want an improvement in U.S.-Russian ties.
(Reporting Alexei Anishchuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
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