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RT published this video item, entitled “SPIEF 21 | RT speaks to Russia’s Far East and Arctic region development minister Alexey Chekunkov” – below is their description.
As the St Petersburg International Economic Forum is in full swing, RT speaks with Alexey Chekunkov, Russia’s minister of Far-East and Arctic region development, to discuss key goals in developing the Arctic region, plans for modernization of the Far East, and Russia-China relations.
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Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.