"Russia would be wise to turn to Asia in order to balance its markets, exports and imports with the East. This is in line with Asia’s role in the contemporary world and the rapidly growing Asian economy".
"I see a transfer to a more balanced foreign trade policy for Russia. During the next 15 to 20 years, Asia will only become more prominent to our trade, to our relations with the West. This will mean a normal, proper balance".
"Leadership and the creation of institutions are becoming more important [in the process of regional development] than favourable pre-existing industrial, territorial and environmental conditions".
"We have to switch from the economy of demand based on high oil prices to the economy of supply (...). Then investment into technology will yield products which will replace imported goods (…) and find new niches in the global market".