Co-operation between Russia and China is the most important component of the modern system of international relations. How relations between Moscow and Beijing develop today will determine the political and economic landscape of tomorrow, moreover, on the entire Eurasian continent. And there is no doubt that the nature of Russian-Chinese interaction will continue to be influenced by the joint historical past of the two countries, the deepest imprints of which were left by the events of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Why did the opium wars in China allow Russia to push its way to the Pacific? How did Moscow and Beijing interact during the Xinhai Revolution, the "Militarist Era" and the Nanjing Decade? And in what way during WWII did they help each other win?
We talk about this and more in the studio of the "BRICS: In the Mirror of Times" project with Maria Kruglova, Associate Professor of East Asia Department of the Eastern Faculty of the State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN).
The joint TV BRICS and GAUGN project received grant support from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science under the federal project "Popularisation of Science and Technology".