Asia-Pacific Digest: Soviet aid to Vietnam and Russia's original black gold

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Articles and features about Russian investments in Asia, a new Russian-Malaysia business council, and security cooperation between Russia and Singapore were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

How Russian aid helped rebuild post-war Vietnam

March 16, 2016 AJAY KAMALAKARANRBTH
From 1978 to the mid 1980s, the Soviet Union provided $1 billion in aid to Vietnam annually. The aid comprised of loans, trade credits, technical training, project assistance and price subsidies.
 
 

China becomes largest consumer of Russian crude - report

March 15, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Russia exports 550,000 barrels a day to its southern neighbour.

March 17, 2016 DARIA STRELÁVINARBTH

Black caviar was known in Russia long before oil, and may just be more deserving of the term 'black gold.' The history of black caviar is intertwined with wars, religion, commerce and environmental issues. RBTH looks at the history of the delicacy.

6 features of Russian investment in Asia

March 15, 2016 GLEB FEDOROVRBTH
Despite the fact that Moscow declared its "turn towards Asia" in 2014, during the last year and a half, Russian companies have not been noticeably investing in the continent. Two analysts from the Eurasian Development Bank explain why.

Russia, Singapore look to develop Arctic partnership

March 15, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Moscow sees convergence of economic interests with the city-state.

Russia, Malaysia establish business council

March 16, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Council aims to boost trade and cultural ties.

Russia looks to step up security cooperation with Singapore

March 14, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev is visiting the city on March 14.
 

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