Asia-Pacific Digest: Russian aid to Bangladesh and Eid al-Fitr in Moscow

Russian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Russian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Ermakov Dmitry/ Moscow agency
An interview of the Indonesian ambassador in Moscow and articles and features about Moscow’s first Chinese bookstore and Spanish Special Forces training Iraqi soldiers to use Russian rifles were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on

Su-35 deal to be signed this year: Indonesian envoy

July 8, 2016Gleb Fedorov, RBTH
In an interview with RBTH, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Wahid Supriyadi says bilateral trade and defense ties between the countries are growing, but called on Moscow to ease visa restrictions on Indonesian citizens to help boost people-to-people contact.

Altai-based company looks to export Russian mead to China

Chinese distributors take interest in honey-based alcoholic beverage.

How Russia helped rebuild a newly independent Bangladesh

From demining the Chittagong port to awarding scholarships for university students and constructing power plants that still provide a quarter of the country’s total output, Russia played a major role in helping Bangladesh find its feet after the South Asian country became independent.

Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan in Moscow

On July 5 Russian Muslims celebrate one of their major religious holidays, Eid al-Fitr, which also means the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which started at midnight on June 6 this year.

By Daria Strelávina, RBTH

Spain trains Iraqi Armed Forces to operate Russian rifles

July 7, 2016TASS
The Iraqi army has Russian Orsis T-5000 high-precision sniper rifles.

First Chinese bookstore opens in Moscow

The shop, located on Arbat, has more than 5000 titles.

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