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Last updated: 15 July, 2006 - Published 02:25 GMT
 
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In the run up to the 2006 G8 summit in St Petersburg, the BBC is focusing on stories from and about Russia. Today we hear about how links were forged between Ghana and Russia.
 
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In the past, Ghana had very strong economic and diplomatic relations with Russia, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo looks at what connects the two nations then and now.
 
During the civil war in Sierra Leone, Russian helicopters were often the only means of getting about. Umaru Fofanah relied on these flights, here he recalls his experiences.
 
Alice Muthengi hears the experiences of Elizabeth Amaseimoga, a Nigerian student at the People's Friendship University in Moscow.

 
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