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103 Meridain East: The Diplomat Who Brought Russia to Singapore

posted Nov 3, 2012, 4:40 AM by Cheryl-Ann Tan   [ updated Nov 3, 2012, 4:41 AM ]
Until a mere four years ago, Singapore and Russia shared only a nodding acquaintance. Geography and western media, slanted and biased more often than not, were the main culprits. Luckily, in today's Singapore, myths about Russia are being dispelled, stereotypes are being broken and a great many heads have recently turned towards the biggest country in the world. Behind this shift in awareness is a wise state official from Singapore who is genuinely in love with Russia and believes in diplomacy through culture. Meet Ambassador Michael Tay, Founder of the Russia-Singapore Business Forum and Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat.