Of course, Russia is being forced to look east and not necessarily because they want to, but because they have to. If people are going to impose the sanctions and if you look to the east, you’d see who is out there, who may or may not trade with you. Not just North Korea, not just China, some other countries –Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam certainly will, Indonesia certainly will. So, many people that don’t have problems with Russia these days, they will be happy to trade with Russia.
In the 1920`s and 1930`s the center of the world moved from the U.K. to the U.S. exacerbated by a financial crisis and mistakes made by politicians. the same thing is happening now. The world is moving from the U.S. to Asia. So I moved to Asia too.