Introducing the Youth Summit Participants

Alina Butchenko

I would like to say a huge thank to the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University for the opportunity to participate in the Second ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit, to become engaged in the constructive dialogue and directly learn the position of the new generation on addressing the socio-economic problems.


On the Road to the Enhanced Russia-ASEAN Connectivity: Why Are the Russia-ASEAN Youth Summits Important?

After ASEAN announced its road map for connectivity, this concept has gained considerable credence and now it is employed to describe the intensification of links within ASEAN and between ASEAN and its counterparts. Youth connectivity is becoming a promising dimension of the general Russia-ASEAN connectivity plan. It has materialised in the form of the Russia-ASEAN Youth Summits, which have proved to provide a lasting platform for exchange of views, demonstrating creativity and understanding identity. These summits, which are becoming a pleasant tradition, ensure the implementation of the ‘connectivity’ idea in the following ways.


Introducing the Youth Summit participants: Kritzman G. Caballero, the Philippines

I am currently working at the Office of the President of the Philippines, Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement (PCVFA) where I handle policy research relating to military, defense and international security relations of the Philippines with the United States. Prior to my work in PCVFA, I had worked at the Office of European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs.


Introducing Youth Summit Participants: Vitaliya Letniskaya

Vitaliya Letnitskaya has B.A. and M.A. in Asian and African degree program from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Department of History, majoring in History of Vietnam and Vietnamese language.

In conjunction with her studies, she was granted a one-year scholarship from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi (Department of Vietnamese language and Vietnamese studies).


To Kuala Lumpur with Love: Insights from the Pearl of the Orient Seas

When I attended the 1st Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit held in Moscow in May 2013, I was not only given the honor of representing my country. It has also been an opportunity for me to visit Russia- a country once confined in my history and literature books, and to learn more on Russia-ASEAN Relations and what mutual benefits can it bring the peoples of Russia and ASEAN. Moreover,my participation in the youth summit paved the way for me to be more interested in Russia’s bilateral relations with the Philippines- an interest which unexpectedly paved the way for me to return once again to Russia in February 2014 for a two-month internship at the Philippine Embassy in Moscow inpartial fulfillment of my college degree.



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