Trade with Russia’s largest partner Europe will continue, but cooperation with Asian countries, especially China, are a priority for the Kremlin.
“This is our conscious choice and it wasn’t just made yesterday, or the day before. We made it many years ago, on par with the trends of the global economy,” Putin said, addressing a panel at VTB Capital’s investment forum Russia Calling! on Thursday.
The expanding growth of Asian economies can be used to harness growth elsewhere, the Russian President said.