Asia-Pacific Digest: Asia’s space programs and Russia-Mongolia ties

Some of the satellites will be launched using Soyuz cargo ships from launch sites at Kourou in French Guiana and Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (on the photo). Source: Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA

Some of the satellites will be launched using Soyuz cargo ships from launch sites at Kourou in French Guiana and Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (on the photo). Source: Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA

Articles and features about the North-South economic corridor, Thai security measures in the wake of a Chechen terror threat, and an Indonesian student's experiences in Russia were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Russia may grant Mongolia a loan in rubles

April 14, 2016 KOMMERSANTTASS
Sergei Lavrov discusses economic cooperation with Mongolia in Ulan Bator.

Thailand steps up security in Phuket over Chechen terror threat

April 11, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
2 Chechens may have entered Thailand on fake passports to stage attacks.

North-South Corridor from Russia to India to compete with Suez Canal

April 12, 2016 OLGA SAMOFALOVAVZGLYAD
A new transport project under development between Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran and on to India will shorten shipping times and costs by cutting out sea routes and the Suez Canal.

Russian coaching speeds up Asian space race

Russia’s status as a leading space power with a busy calendar of launches and excellent scientific capabilities seems to be in sync with the wealth-fuelled space ambitions of countries in this dynamic region.

Drop in Sino-Russian trade temporary - Lavrov 

April 13, 2016 INTERFAXRBTH 

Russia and China are planning to implement major energy projects. 

Moscow is full of surprises - Indonesian student

April 12, 2016 , Ratya PermatasariRBTH

Moscow is full of surprises - Indonesian student

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