And now it has a large team at the WTO Mission - 32 members proposed for the Russian Mission, as highlighted in this piece in the Moscow Times.
"Having a mission on the ground in Geneva is considered essential for a member country to be able to defend its interests within the WTO. Since joining the organization in 2012, Russia has been embroiled in a number of trade disputes, for example over its attempts to shelter its domestic car industry by forcing foreign manufacturers to pay tariffs not applied to local firms."
Time to cope with the multilateral trade body's membership. As on date Russia was already a complainant in one case, respondent in 2 cases and third party in 8 cases at the dsipute settlement proceeding of the WTO.