Russia’s love for Dr M a peculiar phenomenon

Dr Mahathir’s book is translated into Russian and launched in Moscow.

“A Doctor in the House”, the book of memoirs by Malaysia’s most famous of the prime ministers, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been translated into Russian and launched in a ceremony at Moscow’s prestigious book shop, the Biblio Globus.

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Asia-Pacific: Moscow switches its focus to Southeast Asia

Over the last week, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has attended two key summits in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as visiting Cambodia. Yet while the media’s attention was focused on the APEC meeting in Manila on Nov. 18–19, Russian observers say that the significance of Medvedev’s appearance at the East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur should not be overlooked.

Could Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s extensive tour of Asia convince skeptics that Russia’s «pivot to Asia» has substance apart from style? The recent flurry of diplomatic efforts showed that while Russia is still dragging its feet, Putin’s team still has real hopes of jumping on the bandwagon, but has become more selective in its approach.

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Photo Contest “Russia as Seen by ASEAN Students and ASEAN as Seen by Russian Students” 2015

Model UN of the Russian Far East and ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University launches the third Photo Contest “Russia as Seen by ASEAN Students and ASEAN as Seen by Russian Students”.

The participation is free. The Contest has one round.

ASEAN Centre accepts the photos for the Contest up to December 1, 2015 (see “Submission”).

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Russia’s Far East: Catching Up With Asian Dragons

Russia’s port of Vladivostok has hosted the Eastern Economic Forum to provide leading businessmen from Asia-Pacific countries with an action plan to explore Russia’s Far East as the new lucrative market.

The ongoing sanction war with the West is forcing Russia to double her efforts to prove that her much-spoken «pivot to Asia» policy is no more just a slogan or subject for political pundit’s endless debate but a blueprint and roadmap for the captains of the businesses of the Asia-Pacific region.

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ASEAN Communities-2015. Essay Competition

ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University and ASEAN Moscow Committee announce an essay competition devoted to ASEAN Communities created in 2015.

Please submit your essay (500-1000 words) about one of the ASEAN Communities (Political-Security, Economic and Socio-Cultural) and new opportunities for Russia-ASEAN cooperation no later than October 30, 2015 to ASEAN Centre's secretary Ms Gayaneh Palyan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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