Centre was created by approbation of the Russian government. Igor I. Shuvalov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, visited Centre, when it was at the stage of formation. Mr. Shuvalov expressed his satisfaction with the Faculty’s aspiration for researching Asia and interacting with it. In this regard, he emphasized the joint work of the Faculty, Centre and the Society.
One of the first events, which Centre hosted, was the official visit of the Senior State Minister of Justice of Singapore, Mrs. Indranee Rajah on April 28, 2016. Mrs. Raja conducted a lecture for students and attended a round table with professors and alumni on the issues of advocacy, state regulation of legal activity, and problems of international commercial arbitrations.