A Chinese billionaire has offered Putin to rename the far East

Vladimir Putin and Ronnie Chichung Chan

Chinese billionaire Ronnie Chan Chichung, leading a plenary session of the Eastern economic forum (WEF), wondered why the Russian far East still has this name. About it reports on Thursday, September 7, a correspondent”.ru”.

According to the billionaire, the name “would mean that the world still has a center somewhere in Europe.” Then the host suggested that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to rename the region. “Do not know otherwise now called the Russian far East. Of course, this decision should be taken you,” he said.

Ronnie Chichung Chan recalled that the TRANS-Pacific trade exceeds TRANS-Atlantic in scope, “and economic growth the world over the last three to four decades by 50 percent is provided by this part of the world”. He also presented his Russian proverb on this subject: “If you have a ship, then it should properly be called”.

Then the host immediately asked the question of what considerations guided the Russian leader when deciding on the development of the Far East. Responding to him, Putin has not expressed his views on the issue of renaming of the region.

The Russian far East — part of the territory of the Russian Federation, which includes the area of the basins of the rivers flowing into the Pacific ocean island of Sakhalin, and the Kuril and other Islands in the region. In the far Eastern Federal district nine regions in the country, which are home to 6.3 million people.

In the fall of 2013 to rename the far East in the Pacific region or the Pacific region suggested that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. “How to name it, so it will float. In the beginning was the word,” he said.