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Lavrov Lays Out Russia's New, China-Centric Foreign Policy Line

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Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, gave a tour d'horizon of his country's rapidly evolving foreign policy, including some of the most explicit hints to date that the country is reorienting away from Europe and toward Asia -- especially China. 

In an October 20 speech to members of the country's ruling party, United Russia, Lavrov addressed familiar topics like the need for a multipolar world and perfidy of the West. But in the past Russian officials tend to elide the details of what an alternative to the Western-led world would look like. 

Particularly striking in Lavrov's speech was the attention given to China. This was in his introduction:

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Lavrov Lays Out Russia's New, China-Centric Foreign Policy Line

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