Asia-Pacific Digest: Vietnam’s Kilo-class subs and Moscow-Pyongyang ties

A Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine.‏

A Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine.‏

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Articles and features about Russia-Japan foreign office consultations, a Lunar New Year gift from Russia to Cambodia, and Gazprom delaying the Vladivostok LNG project were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Façade of friendship: 4 facts about Moscow-Pyongyang ties

February 10, 2016Oleg Yegorov, Yelena Kim, RBTH

Along with other members of the international community, Russia has condemned North Korea's satellite launch and expressed concern about the country's behavior in the international arena. At the request of RBTH, Russian experts in Korean Studies described how relations between Moscow and Pyongyang are evolving now, and what stands behind mutual assurances of friendship.

Russia, Japan to hold foreign office consultations on Feb 15

February 9, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

The talks will be held in Tokyo.

Gazprom cuts spending on Power of Siberia pipeline, delays Vladivostok LNG

February 9, 2016Alexei Lossan, RBTH

For the second year in a row the Russian gas monopoly is reducing its budget for the construction of the Power of Siberia pipeline, through which it intends to supply gas to China, and is postponing the construction of the LNG plant that would have supplied Japan and South Korea.

Thai defense minister to inspect T-90 tanks - report

February 10, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

Prawit Wongsumon will visit Russia on Feb. 23-24.

5th Russian-built Kilo-class submarine arrives in Vietnam

February 9, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

The sixth submarine will arrive in the middle of 2016.

Russia gifts gymnastics equipment to Cambodia

February 11, 2016Alexander Korablinov, RBTH

The donation was Lunar New Year gift.

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