Си Цзиньпин в России

МОСКВА – Атмосфера предстоящей поездки Си Цзиньпина в Россию – его первый визит в другую страну в качестве нового президента Китая – напоминает мне лозунг моего раннего детства конца 1950-х: «Русский с китайцем ‑ братья навек». Ирония в том, что даже в период наибольшей популярности этого лозунга китайско-российские отношения быстро ухудшались, что привело к военным действиям вдоль реки Амур в Сибири менее чем десять лет спустя. Стал ли этот лозунг более актуальным в настоящее время?

После того как Китай открыл свою экономику, а Россия вышла из Советского Союза, отношения между двумя государствами перешли на новый этап. В настоящее время преобладает доброжелательность, но некоторые старые опасения остаются, а также появляются новые.

От визита Си не ожидают каких-либо крупных достижений. Возможно заключение нескольких сделок по экспорту русских углеводородов в Китай, но не более. Тем не менее, в ходе визита будет обозначен ряд важных особенностей двусторонних отношений.

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