Russia must make a great shift towards the East, says Minister of the Arctic,

The Minister of the Far East and Arctic in an opinion piece published in newspaper RBC argues that Russia must make a great “shift towards the east.”

Following ‘three centuries of Western orientation’, time has come for a swap of partners and development along an Asian track, he writes.

According to Chekunkov, the ongoing conflicts with the West illustrate that Russia is an ‘epicentre of fault lines.’ He believes Russia can repeat the successes of the Asian “tiger economies” and that annual economic growth ultimately can reach up to 8 percent. […]

Natural resources from the Arctic will be of significant importance in the process. And regional resources must be develop “as soon as possible, as long as the markets allow for it.” Läs artikel