Asia-Pacific Digest: UN sanctions on North Korea and Russia-ASEAN ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch a performance by the Moranbong Band at the April 25 House of Culture in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 24, 2014.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch a performance by the Moranbong Band at the April 25 House of Culture in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 24, 2014.

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Articles and features about Russian for foreigners, a new Hanoi-Vladivostok direct flight, and a freight train route linking Harbin with Yekaterinburg were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Vietnam, Russia in talks for Hanoi-Vladivostok direct flight

March 2, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
VietJet may operate a service to the Russian Far Eastern city.

Russia backs UNSC resolution on North Korea

March 3, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Russian interests such as coal exports from North Korea and the Rajin-Khasan joint trade logistics project will not be affected the punitive sanctions on Pyongyang.

Russia-ASEAN relationship needs more substance

If Russia is to be taken seriously by ASEAN, first of all Vladimir Putin needs to get to know the grouping’s leaders personally. Otherwise it would be hard to add substance to their relationships.

Want to learn Russian? Enroll in a university outside Moscow or St. Pete

February 29, 2016 AJAY KAMALAKARANRBTH
Learning Russian may initially seem like a daunting task but there are ways to make the process a lot simpler. Russian people tend to be extremely tolerant of grammatical and other mistakes made by foreigners learning the language.

China, Russia start new freight train route

February 29, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
The new route links Harbin with Yekaterinburg.
 

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