Russian Asian realignment to continue – Medvedev

Russian Asian realignment: Russia will continue reorienting itself toward Asia, its Prime Minister told delegates at last week’s Sochi International Investment Forum. He said that the Duma will shortly debate a bill proposing the creation of 14 Special Economic Zones in Siberia and the Far East, which will be aimed at attracting and that collaboration with Russia’s Asian neighbours in the area of large infrastructure projects such as the Trans-Siberian and the Baikal-Amur railways would also increase. rbth