Asia-Pacific Digest: Energy deals and Christmas markets

Articles and features about popular Russan weapons across the world, Russian business falls in love with “Western” Christmas and Japanese-Soviet co-production film by Akira Kurosawa were among the Asia-Pacific highlights of the week on

5 weapons that are driving up Russians arms exports

For the second year running Russian weapons exports have registered an uptick. Here are the popular weapons that are in demand across the world.

Russian business falls in love with “Western” Christmas

December 21, 2015 ALEXEI LOSSANRBTH
Russian Christmas — celebrated in January — is still a noncommercial family occasion. December is now the main month for holiday shopping.

China continues to expand presence in Russian energy sector

December 22, 2015 ANNA KUCHMARBTH
Five energy deals were signed during Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to China on Dec. 14-17. Experts attribute China's continued interest in the Russian energy sector to Beijing’s urgent need to replace coal-fired power plants.

Novel business ideas for the Russian winter

December 25, 2015 IGOR ROZINRBTH
From basic services to high technology, two successful Russian entrepreneurs suggest ways to cash in on the business opportunities that the winter offers.

When Akira Kurosawa brought the Russian Far East to the silver screen

In his illustrious career, Akira Kurosawa directed three films that were based on works by Russian writers. ‘Dersu Uzala,’ a Japanese-Soviet co-production that was filmed in the Russian Far East won an Oscar in 1976.

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