Editor's Choice: Best of Russia in the Asia-Pacific

Articles and features about black caviar in Thailand, Osman's Koraт and 5-star hotel in Vladivostok free port were among the Asia-Pacific highlights of the week on rbth.com.

From Samarkhand to St. Petersburg: Journey of the Osman's Koran

November 6, 2015 YEFIM REZVAN
The fragments of the Osman's Koran (also known as the Uthman Quran) from the 7th century, stored at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in St. Petersburg, consist of 81 sheets. Historian Efim Rezvan talks about how the Koran came to St. Petersburg, and about how researchers managed to find 16 additional sheets of these writings in Uzbekistan.
 

Sino-Russian firm to build 5-star hotel in Vladivostok free port

November 2, 2015 IRINA DROBYSHEVASPECIAL TO RBTH
A Sino-Russian joint venture will invest $78.2 million in the construction of a five-star hotel. Russian officials expect a flurry of investments in the new free port zone.
 

Thereminology: From Lenin to Led Zeppelin

November 3, 2015 DARIA STRELÁVINARBTH
The unique instrument, created by Soviet musician Leon Theremin captivates music lovers from around the world.

 

Black Caviar, made in Thailand

A Thai-Russian duo set up a sturgeon-breeding farm in the resort town of Hua-Hin.

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