Mikhail Gorbachev proclaimed the Soviet Union’s “turn to the Asia-Pacific” during a historic speech in Vladivostok in 1986. Photo: AP

China and India to Iran and Korea, why Russia is the Asian player to watch

From arms to energy, Russian influence in the region is growing ever greater – and key to Moscow’s route to dominance is its unique relationship with Beijing

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Mikhail Gorbachev proclaimed the Soviet Union’s “turn to the Asia-Pacific” during a historic speech in Vladivostok in 1986. Photo: AP
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