Press statements following talks with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in
Vladimir Putin and Moon Jae-in made statements for the press following their talks.
September 6, 2017
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen,
We have just completed our meeting with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in. We had a meaningful and constructive conversation, and discussed in detail the state and future of bilateral relations, as well as urgent regional and international issues.
The Republic of Korea is one of Russia’s key partners in the Asia-Pacific Region. We have always maintained close and mutually beneficial economic ties between our countries. It is telling that in the first six months of 2017 bilateral trade increased by almost 50 percent, reaching $10 billion.
More than 600 South Korean companies operate in Russia, and investment from South Korea in the Russian economy exceeds $2 billion.
The most successful projects include the Hyundai Motor car plant in St Petersburg with an annual capacity of up to 200,000 cars, the construction of a confectionery plant by Lotte Group in the Kaluga Region, and a business centre and hotel in Moscow, and also large-scale home appliance manufacturing by Samsung and LG in Russia.
Korean businesses are highly interested in stepping up cooperation with Russia, something that was confirmed at the Eastern Economic Forum by the presence of a high-profile delegation of almost a hundred business leaders representing 50 companies.
We hope that Korean businesses will be equally interested in taking part in INNOPROM 2018 International Industrial Trade Fair in Yekaterinburg, where South Korea will be a partner country.
Today Mr President and I have agreed to stimulate the operation of the joint investment and finance platforms with the aggregate capital of $1 billion and to create a portfolio of promising projects, primarily for the Far East, where we can make use of the opportunities offered by the priority development areas and the Free Port of Vladivostok.
During our talks, the Korean partners confirmed their interest in creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union. It has been decided to continue expert consultations on this issue.
We also expressed satisfaction with the successful development of our energy cooperation. South Korean companies are involved in the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects. We are discussing the possibility of increasing the delivery of liquefied natural gas. Fifteen tankers will be built at South Korean shipyards to transport the products of the Yamal LNG plant.
I would like to say that Russia is still willing to implement trilateral projects with the participation of North Korea. We could deliver Russian pipeline gas to Korea and integrate the power lines and railway systems of Russia, the Republic of Korea and North Korea. The implementation of these initiatives will be not only economically beneficial, but will also help build up trust and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
We see the advantages of the potential involvement of South Korean companies in the construction of infrastructure facilities in Russia, including the modernisation of Far Eastern ports and shipyards and the joint development of the Northern Sea Route.
We also consider it important to develop cooperation in agriculture. We will continue working to lift obstacles that hinder trade in this area. We have scored the first positive results: Russian food deliveries to South Korea grew 17 percent to $870 million in the first seven months of this year.
Mr Moon Jae-in and I agreed on the importance of stepping up regional ties. The first meeting of the Russian-Korean Forum for Interregional Cooperation is expected to take place in the beginning of 2018.
Cultural ties are also gaining momentum. In May and June, Russia hosted the Festival of Korean Culture, which was a great success, and Korea will host the Festival of Russian Culture next year.
The 8th Youth Dialogue was held as part of the Russia – Republic of Korea Dialogue forum in Seoul and Pyeongchang. We hope that South Korean youth will proactively contribute to the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students that will take place in Sochi in October 2017.
As everyone knows, next year the Republic of Korea will host the 23rd Winter Olympic Games. I would like to thank Mr Moon Jae-in for his invitation to attend the opening ceremony.
South Korea has become a popular destination for Russian tourists. Last year, the number of Russian tourists travelling to South Korea increased by 19 percent, while the flow of Korean tourists to Russia increased by 20 percent. There is no doubt that this was largely attributable to the visa free arrangement between the two countries.
Of course, during the talks we paid special attention to the situation on the Korean Peninsula, in the follow-up to the September 4 telephone conversation on the sharp deterioration of the situation after yet another nuclear test carried out by the DPRK.
I confirmed Russia’s principled position to Mr Moon Jae-in. Russia does not recognise North Korea’s nuclear status. Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programme is a flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolution, it undermines the non-proliferation regime and poses a threat to security in Northeast Asia.
This is the reason why Russia supported the statement made by the President of the UN Security Council on August 29 to condemn the latest ballistic missile launches. At the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on September 4, we also condemned North Korea’s nuclear test explosion.
At the same time, it is obvious that the Korean problems cannot be settled with sanctions and pressure alone. We must not yield to emotions or try to drive North Korea into a corner. Now is the time for all of us to summon the presence of mind and to avoid taking steps that could escalate tensions.
It will be difficult to resolve the situation without political and diplomatic methods. More precisely, it will be impossible to resolve it without this. We put forth our practical proposals on this matter in the Russian-Chinese roadmap. We urge all parties concerned to seriously consider our initiative, which offers a practical way, as we see it, to ease tensions and to move gradually towards a settlement on the peninsula.
In conclusion, I would like to say that our talks with Mr President were open and productive. We have agreed to maintain regular contacts.
I have formed an impression that our Korean colleagues are interested in promoting bilateral relations. I would like to assure them that we are interested in this as well.
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in (retranslated): Allow me to begin by expressing gratitude to President Putin for inviting me to attend the Eastern Economic Forum as a guest of honour.
I visited Russia four months after assuming the office of President of Korea. I made this visit before any other visits I made in the capacity of President of Korea. This shows the significance I attach to partnership with Russia.
The Far East is an area where Russia’s eastern policy and Korea’s New Northern Policy converge. Vladivostok is the gate to the East. It has deep historical and cultural ties with Korea.
I am very impressed by the dynamic development of Vladivostok. The Republic of Korea is the best partner in the development of the Far East. I am confident that an active involvement of the Korean Government and business community in the development of the Far East will help turn it into a solid platform for promoting peace and prosperity in the region.
Today Mr President and I reaffirmed our strong will and our vision for the further development of bilateral relations. We also discussed a wide range of issues related to the strengthening of our practical cooperation, primarily the expansion of the foundation for bilateral relations, including in the Far East.
The Korean Government has recently created the Northern Economic Cooperation Committee under the President. This has completed the creation of a management system that will make Korea the leader in the development of the Far East. The Committee is tasked with strengthening economic cooperation with Northeast Asian and Eurasian countries. In the future, cooperation between the Committee and Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District and the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East will play a key role in the development of the Far East.
Next year, we will create a Korean-Russian Regional Cooperation Forum. It should bolster contacts between regional governments in Korea and the Russian Far East. Cooperation channels between regional economic communities and small and medium-sized businesses will greatly expand contacts between people and promote practical cooperation.
Mr President and I also agreed to expand financial support and consulting services to promote investment cooperation in Russia’s Far East in various areas. Specifically, we agreed to create a new investment facility for a total of $2 billion for supporting projects in the Far East.
A decision was taken to establish a centre for Korean investors in order to support Korean businesses that want to work in Russia’s Far East, and address issues that Korean businesses face. We also agreed to hold regular Korean Investor Days in both countries.
Since the free trade agreement between Korea and the EAEU has the potential of bolstering cooperation not only between Korea and Russia, but also between Korea and other EAEU members, we agreed to set up a working group to explore the possibility of signing an agreement of this kind. I think that the nexus between the rich natural and energy resources in Russia’s Far East, on the one hand, and Korean technology, on the other, could transform Russia’s Far East into a new territory of growth and prosperity for both countries.
Many Korean companies already operate in priority development areas and the Free Port of Vladivostok. The project to build a fish processing complex and other projects promise great added value. I hope that as more projects of this kind are launched, we can develop a business-to-business cooperation model and create a new bilateral cooperation framework.
The world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas tanker was built by a Korean shipbuilding company and transferred to Russia, opening the era of the Northern Sea Route, which until then seemed to lie in the distant future. This example shows that this kind of effective bilateral cooperation can be replicated in a number of traditional areas, including transport infrastructure, seaport development, agriculture, etc.
Despite the second warning from the international community, North Korea held the sixth nuclear test last week, which has been firmly censured. The North Korean nuclear and missile ambitions are the biggest threat to the development of the huge potential of the Korean Peninsula and the Russian Far East. This is why we have come to the conclusion that this problem must be settled as soon as possible.
Mr President and I have agreed that nuclear missile tests are the wrong choice and that our current task is to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In this context, I highly appreciate the commitment of Mr President and the Russian Government to the principle of nuclear non-proliferation and their efforts to implement the UN Security Council resolution and to settle the North Korean problem through diplomatic means.
At the same time, Mr President has expressed his understanding of and support for the Korean Government’s efforts towards a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and improved relations between the two Korean states. I appreciate this. Such communication between heads of state is conducive to strengthening strategic ties aimed at settling the North Korean problem.
Mr President and I have also agreed to build up the basis for the implementation of trilateral projects with participation of the two Korean states and Russia, which will connect the Korean Peninsula and the Russian Far East. Despite lengthy talks, these projects have not progressed for a number of reasons, including the North Korean problem. We have decided to give priority to the projects that can be implemented in the near future, primarily in the Far East. The development of the Far East will promote the prosperity of our two countries and will also help change North Korea and create the basis for the implementation of the trilateral agreements. We will be working hard on this.
In conclusion, I would like to congratulate Mr President on the success of the third Eastern Economic Forum. Mr President and I will open a new page of cooperation not only between the Korean Peninsula and the Russian Far East, but also between Northeast Asia and Eurasia in general.
I would like to again express my gratitude to the Russian Government and people for this warm welcome.
Vladimir Putin: I want to congratulate our Korean friends on the Korean national team winning the right to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. We look forward to welcoming your team.
Is that the ‘increasingly isolated’ Russian President Vladimir Putin in that photo with the South Korean leader? Surely not!
It is. That “isolated” President also has 600 South Korean companies in Russia. Russia is becoming a factor in international affairs by the month.
It seems time again to repeat that Russia is not engaged in winning wars. Russia is engaged in building peace. This is how it’s done. When nations can meet and walk away sounding like the Chamber of Commerce toasting a win-win, something is working.
Softee, softee, and engage North Korea in trilateral arrangements. This seems the biggest thing to come out of this meeting.
While Kim and Trump each perform their necessary theater for their constituents, and while the reality on the ground remains that the US cannot attack NK without suffering immense harm to its interests, and probably to its homeland, the third force arises, which is all the sane world, and sane North Korea, mutually engaged. This is how the future is shaping, already in progress now.
Nothing that the neo-Khazars contrive – maddened and blinded by their rage at having Crimea slip through their fingers – can prevent the sane nations of the world, including the two Koreas, from collaborating in pursuit of their own, real interests.
Yes that’s right.
Here is North Korea’s reaction after the text of US’ UNSC draft resolution on new sanctions on North Korea has been revealed, Pyongyang vowed a response to US “pressure.”:
“North Korea’s Foreign Economy Minister Kim Young-jae told reporters at the Eastern Economic Forum that Pyongyang would respond to attempts to impose sanctions and US’ pressure.
Young-jae, who heads the North Korean delegation, said that his country would respond “to the barbaric intrigues of sanctions and pressure on the part of the US with powerful countermeasures of our model.”
VVP has also pointed out that NK and it neighbours need to work on projects together:
“North Korea should be involved in joint projects in order to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum’s plenary meeting…..”North Korea needs to be gradually involved in regional cooperation, Russia has some specific proposals that everyone knows about, which include building a joint railway connecting the Trans-Siberian Railway and Korean railways through North Korea, as well as the development of pipeline transport and North Korea’s ports to name a few,” Putin said.”
From the SK:
“At the same time, Mr President has expressed his understanding of and support for the Korean Government’s efforts towards a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and improved relations between the two Korean states. I appreciate this. Such communication between heads of state is conducive to strengthening strategic ties aimed at settling the North Korean problem.
Mr President and I have also agreed to build up the basis for the implementation of trilateral projects with participation of the two Korean states and Russia, which will connect the Korean Peninsula and the Russian Far East. Despite lengthy talks, these projects have not progressed for a number of reasons, including the North Korean problem. We have decided to give priority to the projects that can be implemented in the near future, primarily in the Far East. The development of the Far East will promote the prosperity of our two countries and will also help change North Korea and create the basis for the implementation of the trilateral agreements. We will be working hard on this.”
The Russian-Chinese work here has a long way to go. SK appears to be sticking by their israeloamerican imposed canard the DPRK should be absorbed into SK, much like E. Germany was swallowed up by the western colony, rather that the 2 being reunited as equals.
On the other hand, read news reports that SK has said war with the North is “off the table”, contradicting their israeloamerican master’s threats. Basically it takes the wind out of the sails of israel’s trump/pence/mattis/kelly/mcmaster circle jerk/mutual handjob club. This is a good thing.
“Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner”. This is a brilliant article written by Dr. Paul Craig Robert. Read it.
For the curious, here is the link:
PCR thinks the CBR has been “brainwashed”. Has it?
What say you, visitors to the Vineyard?
I’m not an economist so I can only judge the CBR by results. I don’t know whether having a central bank is a good thing or not.
1. Alexander Mecouris has written about the Russian economy and the role of the central bank on interest rates – keeping them high handicapping growth
2. The CBR have supported Russian through the recession
3. The CBR took the decision not to support the Rouble, devaluation has been good for Russian exports
4. The CBR Protected and grew Russias reserves
5. The western sources of loans that PCR talks about have been paid down significantly.
6. Sanctions prohibit loans and western investment pushing Russia east
7. Printing money as PCR suggests is what Japan and the EU have done what has been the effect
8. PCR has been highly critical of Russia over the years; It would be interesting to go back over his articles to see whether any of his predictions came to fruition
9. The CBR set targets to lowere Inflation, the figure which escaped me is low in Russia which helps domestic prices
With all respect I do not think that the article by PCR is brilliant, nor that the (leadership of) CBR is brainwashed. In fact I think that PCR underestimates the diplomatic and strategic skills of Putin by depicting him as subject to the Yeltsin era CBR clique. Considering the two statements above by Putin and Moon I note a consolidation of healthy business and cultural ties between Russia and South Korea with an eye on Eurasian links and the Northern sea route as well. Add to this the trilateral initiatives re. Vladivostok-Seoul-Pyongyang and we read some very positive news indeed.
The reference in Putin’s statement to LNG transport along the Northern sea route is highly significant. The Korea built Christophe de Margerie was built by the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) and carries a Cyprian flag (!). 15 more of these vessels will be built to serve the new Yamal LNG port, if that means something to Russia-RoK relations.
Putin knows that very well. Unfortunately he’s aware he’s in too weak position to face them directly. Nukes serve as a shield, but there is no sword. The way to go is to nationalize the Central Bank of Russia and pour money into projects, incl. rebirth of modern Syrian Army ( after what they came through they could be a potent force to reckon with and act as a stabilizing force in the Middle East., and above all truly friendly to Russia ). Same goes with N.Korea – disarm their nukes in exchange of military alliance. It is a high time to build SATO ( South Asian Treaty Organization ).
Robert’s logic is solid but his scope is unrealistically tiny – Roberts sees the war, but not the end, which is where the shape of the future is created – after, just after, but based on preparation for peace that began at the same time or prior to the first day of war. Putin is playing both but his obvious goal is to shape the peace, VVP assumes (and he’s right) that winning the war and failing to shape the peace is not winning. Because his goal is a true clean goal, a moral goal to benefit people, an honest clean thing, he has to create the ground for peace to grow in suitable ways, to choke the weeds.
Roberts is frankly, in the large frame, simply making a sincere error by being “near-sighted”.
Enemies that are engaged are at least a sort of partner – just as in any contest. A dance partner…
This weakness is often evident in many online publications, the weakness of seeing only the immediate and direct. Successful strategy nearly always is indirect and long term, analyzing the near term will lead to confusion.
Good points. I totally agree.
The hoaxed North Korea boondoggle, we find out, has more root causes than we can count on one hand.
– the success of the SAA-Russia-Hezbollah-Iran partnership
– the oil-yuan-gold game-changer
– the Russia-Japan rapprochement
– the Russia-South Korea rapprochement
– the China-South Korea-Japen rapprochement
– the key 2017 BRICS+ meeting
No, it has but two causes:
1) misdirection so fools are looking once again at the wrong part of the world, never understanding that America has troops in South Korea for the same reason the Soviets had them in East Germany- to prevent immediate reunification. Korea is kept split to serve Japan’s geo-political ambitions and for no other reason.
2) to build up the bloodlust in Trump. Trump, being a very naive outsider, believes all the phoney anti-N Korean rhetoric. So N Korea is used to work Trump up into a frenzy til the only thing that will sate Trump is a war- any war- but actually a war the USA can ‘win’ at no risk. And that ‘war’ is to be a massive missile strike of regime elements of Assad’s government- under the pretext of ‘chemical weapons’.
Israel has just attacked a so-called ‘research facility’ Deep in Syria- and CIA and NSA teams are collecting ‘evidence’ from the aftermath. The depraved ultra-right-wing war hawk, Tom Clancy (now deceased) wrote garbage detailing the ‘intelligence’ operations used to justify terrifying acts of war. His fictional methods are seen as perfect as ‘convincers’ for a political dullard like Trump. The sceptics Trump surrounded himself with have now been all eliminated. Trump’s inner circle are now all zionosplainers – friends of Israel who will present the oh-so-clever ‘evidence’ of Assad’s dastardly culpability.
99.9% of the American, British and French parliaments are in favour of a massive missile strike against Assad and his people- the utter elimination of all elements of the current government in Syria. The Libyan operation to the power infinity. But America has to take the lead. Cos Russia is there and the USA has to be prepared to counter Russia at an Empire level.
So do as the BBC and NYT demands, and waste your time and energy on the fake Korean ‘crisis’. You think youselves free from mainstream media control- but their planted ‘talking points’ are still your talking points.
Didn’t the French and British run out of missiles on day 1 in Libya?
Didn’t 60% of US tomahawks just plain disappear in Syria?
So now tell us, how want those 3 countries achieve
” the utter elimination of all elements of the current government in Syria”
as you claim?
Gotta work harder twilight, your agiprop skills are failing you.
Twilight wrote: “are in favour of”, which is pretty different from “achieve”. Sheesh.
N Korea Supports Economic Cooperation With Russia, S Korea, But Time Not Ripe
“North Korea is not against the trilateral economic cooperation with Russia and South Korea, but now the situation is not ripe for that, North Korean Minister for External Economic Affairs Kim Yong Jae told Sputnik on Thursday.
“We are not opposed to the trilateral cooperation [with Russia and South Korea], but this is not an appropriate situation for this to be implemented,” Kim said after Putin’s speech at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it is necessary to involve North Korea in economic cooperation, and Russia has ideas to offer – “a joint road linking the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Korean railways through North Korea, pipeline transport, development of North Korean ports.”
North Korea believes that South Korea and Japan are using the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok for their political purposes, and severely condemns it, the minister added.
“We severely condemn attempts by South Korea and Japan to use the EEF for their impure political purposes. Their attacks against self-defensive measures to strengthen the DPRK’s nuclear deterrent forces — they are clearly at variance with the purpose and nature of our forum, where economic cooperation between the Russian Far East and Asian countries is discussed,” the minister said.”
‘Not on guest list’: Putin not invited to Trump-hosted meeting on UN reform
“Russian president Vladimir Putin has not been invited to a meeting on reforming the United Nations, reportedly set to be hosted by Donald Trump and due to take place ahead of the General Assembly in New York, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said.”
The zionazis really don’t like Putin…
I guess Trump is afraid of Putin, bigly!
One can only imagine the neurosis Trump has
when sees or hears Putin. Trump believed he is
‘The Man’ the ‘Big Boss’, and now realizing he ain’t anything but a ‘Looser’.
Ever watch one of those Trump Live News Conferences on the Youtubes? On the right hand there’s this running commentary of his supporters calling on the “snowflakes” to grow a spine and the “cucks” to suck it up. And here’s the Donald bawling his eyes out that the press is being “unfair”.
Maybe Mr. T should spend less time on his lordly hair & grow a beard.
then we can all rate him on this meter, compared to his coterie.
Note it’s even got the crucial scale benchmark specifically referring to harpie Nick Haley.
And YES it is Nick…don’t anyone tell me otherwise.
Which is correctly placed, & a higher rating, note, than ‘presidentialy’.
Then we can say, instead of the phrase ‘positively presidential’ that he looks ‘nearly Nickly’?
T Man, if present, would be a disruptive factor and, further, T Man and the ever so wonderful sociopathic entourage ’round him are not capable of contract.
So 1) he would disrupt
2) he can bring nothing of value.
This constitutes 2 good reasons to forget to invite…and there are more
Elsewhere I posted the url leading to the Korean armistice agreement. It’s easy to find at the UN website, use a search engine… So what?
The agreement forbids modernization of military equipment. Nothing modern is permitted save, one assumes, by mutual agreement.
In 1953… Think about that. It would take an entire vast operation to keep vacuum tube factories and aircraft plants and jeeps and ethyl gas and on and on…anybody even able to build some of this stuff?
at http://katehon.com/article/three-dangerous-delusions-about-korea it is sketched out by expert that what the realities are as “we move forward” into hell or some quiet times…
here’s a fragment: “…That means that if Kim attacks the U.S., he’s on his own. If we attack Kim, we’re at war with China. In the latter case, while Russia would not likely directly join the fray we can be sure Moscow would provide China total support short of belligerency. Put mildly, this would not be in the American interest.
There is one, and only one overriding priority that should now guide U.S. policy on Korea. It’s not regime change in North Korea – despite that regime’s loathsomeness – or even the wellbeing of South Korea or Japan. It’s avoiding Kim’s developing a missile system capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States. How close North Korea might be to such a capability is the subject of wildly conflicting estimations. (Regarding the American lives hung out on the DMZ, there’s a simple solution to ensuring their safety – get them the hell out of there.)
But what about South Korea and Japan? Our «alliances» with them are a fiction. The U.S. guarantees…”
So, the sensible deal is to re-instate the existing agreement and change the date. Now they say freeze freeze. I say that’s same same…and probably the best outcome. just return to the deal.
This is, so far as I can see from these provincial hills, the position among all but one small but influential “actor State”.
Alas, however, that party is said by some to be somewhat unreliable…and fundamental principles within the leadership set are in the firm grasp of Principles which exist as a subset of Caesar’s dictum: “Men believe what they will.” Men willingly believe what they wish.”
This subset is described as “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” (Upton Sinclair )
And further by others, more recently refined as “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his power and life depends on his not understanding it.”
Those that the gods would destroy, they first make blind..
If the female former candidate for presidente of the big banana republic (hey, Andy Roony said that on CBS when they installed B43 after stopping the election count, I heard him say it. It’s memoryholed now…) if female and her set lose power they will lose all. They understand this.
Therefore there will be… (there are several pathways, and they all seem terrible)
lets us consider their looming problem from their elite and lofty corrupt point of view and ask what would a desperate gang of powerful criminal sociopaths do…da da da da…a la Vonnegut…in such a jam…
Yes indeed. But…there probably are no buts.
10 points if you name that State…on the quiz..
The people of Goryeo/Joseon/Hanguk welcome improved relations with the people of Muscovy/Golden Horde. We look forward to a prosperous Eurasian future with the Ilkhanate Persia, Chagatai Turks/Kazakhs, Yuan Mongols, and Middle Kingdom Chinese (Han, Jurchen/Manchu, Hui, Tibetans, Khorchin Mongols, etc.). Even further afield may the various peoples of the Franks, Slavs, Hellenes, Syrians, Babylonians, Indus/Ganges, Sundaland and Austronesia, Siam, Dai Viet, and anyone else missed help make the New Silk Road and OBOR a reality.
Unfortunately, Putin and China supported the U.N sanctions against N.Korea.
Russia and China do multibillion business deals with South Korean corporations and they have abandoned their ties with N.Korea.
Let;s not forget that USSR set up the communist regime in the North and China entered the Korean War.
But today’s Russia is unfortunately a capitalist country where oligarchs seized and still control the vast majority of wealth. While Russia (under Putin) is slightly more energetic for causes of national sovereignty (as shown by Crimea and Syria) than it was under Yeltsin, Russia is not USSR. It does not have the Soviet capabilities and it does not have the soviet ideology which supported socialism and national liberation movements. Russian economic policies are still firmly in the direction of neoliberalism even though there is a little bit more state intervention compared with western countries.
China remained “communist” ( or turned pseudo-communist) but socialism in China is abandoned with the exception of the official state symbols. China is not only integrated into neoliberal globalisation, it is a vital player of globalisation. The Chinese economic miracle happened because of the Chinese opening up to foreign corporations. China became a huge sweat shop for Multinational corporations at the expense of the vast majority of Chinese people.
All the talk about the BRICS becoming a different pole to the NWO is something untrue. BRICS countries are following the neoliberal capitalist model and are part of the global economy. The BRICS are not practising an alternative economic and social system like in the Cold War Era.
USSR and Eastern Europe had state owned socialist centrally planned economies. China and dozens other countries too. India had a heavily regulated state oriented economy too that was somewhat closed to external world.