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The joint venture is mainly responsible for the operation of the new generation long-range widebody aircraft program jointly developed by China and Russia. The Sino-Russian long-range widebody aircraft program is a major strategic cooperation program between companies of both countries in high-tech field under the background of further developing the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia. After full consultation, the companies of both countries agreed to establish a joint venture in accordance with the principles of reciprocal cooperation, complementary advantages, mutual benefits and excellence pursuing, and develop program cooperation by adhering to the technology roadmap of joint development, international cooperation and international standards. At present, the joint venture has completed the industrial and commercial registration and obtained a business license. The joint venture is based in Shanghai.
Russia's capital, Moscow , is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg , Novosibirsk , Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe , Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia , both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia. In it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire ,  beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium.China needed energy for its growing economy; Russia had copious supplies thereof. Russia had need of funds to reflate its sagging economy; China had them. Some Chinese intellectuals saw the entente as a logical response to U. After ten years of this cold shoulder, Russia decided to respond. Chinese leaders and media offered strong official Chinese support for Russia: Premier Li Keqiang visited Moscow, waxing enthusiastic over the possibilities for joint development through innovation.