Asia-Pacific Digest: Nicholas II’s Singapore trip and Russia-ASEAN ties

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Articles and features about the impact of the Philippine elections on Russia, a Russia-Cambodia defense cooperation agreement, and Vladimir Putin's invitation to AIIB to finance projects in the Russian Far East were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

When Nicholas II caught Singapore off guard

May 18, 2016 AJAY KAMALAKARANRBTH
As a part of his epic journey from Europe to Asia and the Russian Far East, Nicholas II attended a high tea party in Singapore before crossing the equator for a more exhaustive tour of the Indonesian island of Java.

Vietnam open to Russian return to Cam Ranh Bay

May 18, 2016 ALEX SNEGOVRBTH
Hanoi’s envoy cautions against military alliances.

Russia: A new strategic partner for ASEAN?

Russia is keen to embark on a closer relationship with the regional bloc, particularly at a time when ASEAN is in search of a new countervailing force in the region beyond the U.S.-China axis.

Russia, Cambodia sign defense cooperation agreement

May 19, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
The countries also agreed to cooperate in civil nuclear energy.

What Rodrigo Duterte’s win in the Philippine elections means for Russia

The results of a recent election in the Philippines might bring significant changes to the country’s domestic and foreign policies. This, in turn, could provide an opportunity for closer ties with Russia.

Putin invites AIIB to fund Russian infrastructure projects – report 

May 19, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
China-led bank invited to finance projects in the Russian Far East. 

Asia-Pacific nights: Moscow exhibition features images from the East

‘Night,’ an international photo exhibition, is being held at the Oriental State Museum.

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