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Russia to prioritize the development of its Far East

  • 20 Aug 11:53

Amid multi-billion dollar energy deals with China and worsening relations with Western countries, Russia is in the midst of attempting a massive reorientation of its foreign policy known as the “pivot to Asia.” Yet the domestic leg of this platform is posing Russian policymakers a tremendous challenge: the development of Russia’s vast Far East, a landmass that is almost as big as the continental United States, but has a population roughly equal to that of Denmark. Russian officials fret that if left undeveloped and unprotected, this enormous, region could be swallowed up by an influx of Chinese immigrants and capital. The Russian Far East, with. Read more...