Season’s Greetings from the ASEAN Centre

The ASEAN Centre sends its warmest Season’s Greetings to the representatives of ASEAN Embassies and communities in Moscow, to our friends and colleagues at the Russian Foreign Ministry, to professors and students of MGIMO, to each and everyone who aspires and works for a more dynamic relationship between Russia and the Association as a whole, as well as between Russia and each of the ASEAN member-countries!

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Moscow: A Singaporean Discovery

Yoong Ren Yan, a 19-year old Singaporean student from Oxford University, spent three weeks in Moscow in September 2012 as an intern of the ASEAN Centre. To give our readers some food for thought on New Year’s Eve, we’d like to share with you a message received from him. We look forward to your comments in early 2013!

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Russia – ASEAN: Towards a Progressive and Comprehensive Partnership

A seminar on “ASEAN and Russia: Towards a Progressive and Comprehensive Partnership” was hosted by MGIMO on December 17. The event was jointly organized by the ASEAN Centre and the Indonesian Embassy. On the list of participants were three Ambassadors of ASEAN countries in Moscow, namely H.E. Alejandro B. Mosquera of the Philippines who is assuming the chairmanship in the ASEAN Moscow Committee; H.E. Djauhari Oratmangun of Indonesia on whose initiative the seminar was held; and H.E. Dato’ Zainol Abidin Omar of Malaysia, the country which since July 2012 has been the coordinator of ASEAN-Russia dialogue. Among the guests were diplomats from other ASEAN Embassies in Moscow, representatives of Russian Federal Ministries, businessmen and academics, as well as students from Southeast Asia who are studying in Russia.

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Russia and Vietnam in the 21st Century: The Realisation of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

A conference by the ASEAN Centre and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on the theme “Russia-Vietnam relations in the 21st Century: The Realisation of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” was held in Hanoi. The Russian side comprised Victor Sumsky, Director of the ASEAN Centre; Ekaterina Koldunova, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Political Science of MGIMO; Evgeny Kanaev, the ASEAN Centre expert and leading researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences; Nikolai Maletin, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies of MGIMO; Vladimir Mazyrin, leading researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Grigory Lokshin, leading researcher at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; and Yaroslav Lissovolik, Professor of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Leaders of the Assembly of the Russian Nobility visit the ASEAN Centre

On the 24th of October, leaders of the Assembly of the Russian Nobility (ARN) Prince Grigory Gagarin and First Vice-Leader Alexander Korolev-Pereleshin visited the ASEAN Centre. They were accompanied by Dmitry Shebalin, a student of MGIMO who is also the vice-leader of the youth section of the Assembly.

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