Idaho Gov. Butch Otter prepares for trade mission to Russia

Statesman staff and Associated PressNovember 13, 2013 

Gov. 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 on Friday.

The trip caps a busy year of international travel for Otter, who has already made official visits to Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

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 focused on 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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