Since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his ‘Pivot to Asia’ policies two years ago, there has been heightened international debate over what the role of Russia’s Far East (RFE) regions will be in greater East Asian political and economic developments. While there has been much discussion about a growing partnership between China and Russia in the RFE, especially in the area of energy, the strategic picture is considerably more complicated, involving many sectors as well as both China and Japan as key players in RFE diplomacy. Three short presentations, based on recently published policy papers at NUPI, will examine the RFE-East Asia relationship from different perspectives, and will also explore the question of how East Asian economies can participate in the future development of the RFE.