The Group o Aicht (G8) wis the name o a forum for the govrenments o a group o aicht leadin industrialised kintras, that wis oreeginally formed bi sax leadin industrialised kintras an subsequently extendit wi twa addeetional members.[1] Roushie, which wis invited tae jyn as the last member, wis excludit frae the forum bi the ither members on Mairch 24, 2014 as a result o its involvement in the 2014 Crimea crisis in Ukraine.[2] Sicweys the group nou comprises seiven naitions an will continue tae meet as the G7 group o naitions.


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  2. "Russia Is Ousted From Group of 8 by U.S. and Allies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-03-25.