Asia-Pacific Digest: Russia's Asian pivot and Sukhois for Malaysia

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida shake hands during their meeting at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, April 15, 2016

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida shake hands during their meeting at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, April 15, 2016

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Articles and features about Malaysia’s aircraft requirements, a potential agreement to sell the S-400 Triumph system to India, and Russian expatriates in Bali were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

When Mikhail Gorbachev paved the way for Russia’s Asian pivot

April 20, 2016 AJAY KAMALAKARANRBTH
Moscow’s outreach to ASEAN also helped the grouping improve ties with Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, eventually accepting them as members.

Why Russia’s Su-35 must re-enter the Malaysian dogfight

Malaysia wants to save money by leasing Sweden’s Gripen jet fighter, but Russian Sukhois offer better value, more firepower and geopolitical spinoffs that Sweden can’t match.

How Russia is moving ahead with its Asian pivot

April 20, 2016 GEVORG MIRZAYANRBTH
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently visited Mongolia and Japan. His goal was to initiate a real “Eastern turn” in Russian foreign policy.

Russia makes formal S-400 offer to India

April 18, 2016 DARIA STRELÁVINARBTH
The deal value is estimated to be $6 billion.

Russia, China to safeguard regional peace – Russian minister

April 19, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
Anatoly Antonov says Sino-Russian military cooperation is growing.

Living in paradise: How some Russians have made Bali home

The Indonesian island has some sort of magnetism that draws the bulk of Russia’s creative people.

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