I struggle to imagine Russia re-orienting towards Asia, culturally.
But maybe I’m wrong.
In one of my recent stories, I mentioned how I have a chat group with my closest Russian friends. We’re Russian but we’re not very Russian — all educated in the West, and “the West” should be further qualified — we attended very elite institutions; we worked for Western companies too.
So I guess I am not very qualified to make generalizations about Russia, let alone speculate about its future.