Asia-Pacific Digest: Energy deals and Christmas markets
RBTH ASIA Team
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 rbth.com.
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.
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.