The launch ceremony of the China-Russia Mathematics Center was held in Sunshine Hall of Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center in Peking University. Peking University, Moscow State University and a few other universities in China and Russia connected via remote live streaming to jointly witness the launch ceremony
In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his nation''s commitment to further strengthen the "special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres"
Besides economic benefits and similarities of political regime, Moscow uses military cooperation with China as a response to the development and deployment by the US of missile defences close to Russia. Moreover, Moscow is concerned about the fate of the New START treaty between the US and Russia