he Kremlin has seized onthe visit by southeastAsian leaders for a ...More
he Kremlin has seized onthe visit by southeastAsian leaders for asummit as an opportunityto show Russia still hasfriends on theinternational stage,despite beingcold-shouldered by theWest over the conflict inUkraine.
Russia has had fewchances to host majorinternational gatheringssince Western sanctionswere imposed, so therehas been considerablefanfare around thisweek's summit withmembers of theAssociation of South-EastAsian Nations(ASEAN).
A special commemorativecoin was m Less
he Kremlin has seized on the visit by southeast Asian leaders for a summit as an opportunity to show Russia still has friends on the international stage, despite being cold-shouldered by the West over the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia has had few chances to host major international gatherings since Western sanctions were imposed, so there has been considerable fanfare around this week's summit with members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
A special commemorative coin was m