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Russian sat-nav almost complete

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Russia's answer to the US Global Positioning System, Glonass, is nearing completion with almost all of its satellites in place.

First planned in the 1970s, the Global Navigation Satellite System was intended for use by the army only, but later became a dual military and civilian project.

But Russia now says it wants the system to work together with GPS, rather than being a direct competitor.

Katia Moskvitch reports from Moscow.

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