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    между, среди

    I am pretty sure that you crossed by with questions many times.
    In English we have:
    (a) between = two parts
    (b) among = more than two parts.

    Например: XXX Ltd является стратегическим альянсом среди различных компании
    this means that I cannot use между разными компаниями

    And by the way: why различный а не разный
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    "различный" and "разный" are the same here.
    "между" and "среди" in russian differs in this way: "между" can have role of implying connection between parts, but "среди" cannot.
    "была альянсом между кампаниями" = "was alliance of some companies" (connection is implied, if we talk in this way, we are talking about inner structure here)
    "была альянсом среди кампаний" = "was (one) alliance among (any others) companies (and/or alliances)" (we are relating to the environment here)
    "между" can be about position only though, if context implies: "он стоял меж(ду) двух гор"
    two/manies don't have role here.

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    Alex80, looks like компания is a correct spelling in Antonio's example.
    I would also suggest to change the phrase:
    "XXX Ltd является стратегическим альянсом различных компаний"

    Now we don't need to know the difference between "между" and "среди" (btw, translation of last words is: разница между "между" and "среди" )
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