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The Euro crisis has pushed Russia's focus to the East for economic and political opportunities, but an investment in new roads and railways is needed before businessmen, politicians, and tourists travel in the region.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then for the South Korean dignitaries it was a sight to behold.

On a recent visit to Vladivostok, Russia’s so-called capital on the Pacific, a group of Seoul officials was treated to the Russian Far East’s first Korean pop competition, where dozens of (very Slavic) local teenagers took to a university stage to imitate, in choreographed dance, Korean music videos they had found on YouTube.

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