Dmitry Kosyrev, political analyst

1955 - Born in Moscow
1976 - Studies languages at Nanyang University, Singapore
1978 - Graduates, Asia and Africa Institute, Moscow State University
1978 - Correspondent, foreign news, Pravda newspaper
1992 - Diplomatic columnist, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Moscow
1993 - Editor-in-chief, Russian Trade Connections - Hong Kong bulletin on Russia
1993 - Deputy director, Image Alpha PR Hong Kong, Moscow branch
1997 - Chief, foreign news section and editor, diplomatic courier supplement, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moscow
2001 - Political columnist, RIA Novosti, Moscow
2002 - Chief, international problems section, RIA Novosti
2002 - RIA Novostiice president, Foreign Policy Association
2007 - Deputy director, analytical directorate, RIA Novosti

Vladimir Putin has finished his trip to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit over which major deals were signed with Australia and Indonesia. What is the importance of this region and this summit for Russia? To answer this question our guest today is political analyst Dmitry Kosyrev.

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