Russia – A BRIC Country?
This paper explores Russia's BRIC country status. Since the 2009 BRIC/SCO summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia has increasingly identified itself as a BRIC country. President Vladimir Putin has mooted ideas about a shifting world order, indicating that Russia should meet the "Asia century" by cultivating extensive relations to China and by balancing US unipolarity. The author discusses whether this rhetoric will be matched by tangible differences in Russian policy or not.
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