Asia and Eurasia
‘Russia and Asia: Paradoxes of a New Reality’. Presentation of the Valdai Club Report
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
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On September 4, ahead of the Club's session at the Eastern Economic Forum-2023, the Valdai Club hosted a presentation of a report, titled "Russia and Asia: Paradoxes of a New Reality", featuring Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko.

The military-political crisis in Europe and the economic war of the West against Russia have served as incentives for Moscow to expand and strengthening its relations with Asian states. The vast majority of these countries take a neutral or friendly position towards Russia. The development of relations in 2022 and the dynamics of trade and economic ties with the region show that they are beneficial and useful for the implementation of Russia's most important tasks. Now, 10 years after the announcement of Russia's “pivot to the East" policy, it not only acquires a new meaning and content, but also confirms the correctness of the choice.