Russia is still ignoring it and continuing with Vietnam and related countries to continue the exploration program for oil fields in the South China Sea. In addition, although Vietnam has a history of old and new hatred, both countries are currently ruled by the Communist Party, with the economy in command as the main national policy. At present, the manufacturing industry in China is considering the high wages and environmental protection costs, setting off a wave of relocation of production bases , the main destination is Vietnam. Although Vietnamese people boycott Chinese manufacturers' strikes from time to time, it is also a fact that the economic interests of China and Vietnam are closely intertwined. In addition, under the common interests of confronting the United States, China and Russia have rebuilt their old friendship.
At the same time, Russia also intends to telemarketing list include Vietnam in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), but ultimately failed due to complex geopolitical considerations. The border conflict in the South China Sea is even more treacherous and changeable under this complex background. Russia's position on the South China Sea disputes In 2016, after the International Court of Justice in The Hague made an unfavorable judgment on China's sovereignty over the South China Sea, Russia's attitude towards this judgment has a very important influence.
The attitude of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was rather ambiguous. On the one hand, he said that Russia supported China’s rejection of the International Court of Justice and did not want the South China Sea issue to be internationalized; on the other hand, Russia expressed its support for the United Nations. Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea; then Russian President Vladimir Putin (Hong Kong translation "Putin") in Hangzhou in September 2016.