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Russian Ambassador Evgeny Tomikhin.

Russian Ambassador Denounces Sanctions, Urges Thais to Buy More Weapons

BANGKOK — The Russian ambassador to Thailand is a youthful, physically stalwart gentleman who loves to praise the health benefits of winter – and...

Russian Ambassador Sees Thai Trade Gains in Reordered World

BANGKOK — The Russian Federation had a headline-grabbing year, from military operations in Syria to accusations it sought to influence the U.S. election. But as it projects an image of strength onto the world stage, its oil-dependent economy remains wrecked by a double blow of historically low oil prices and crippling Western sanctions.
Danish ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel.

Sabai-Sabai Hygge: Lessons from the Danish Ambassador

BANGKOK — Danish ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel is in the third year of his Thailand post. He’s glad not to have to look over his...

On Moomins and Marimekko with the Finnish Ambassador to Thailand

BANGKOK — Wrapped in a deep blue Marimekko shawl patterned with subtle unikko poppies, the Finnish ambassador says her favorite character in The Moomins is Little My.
Consul general Aziz Aliev.

Hipster Bloggers Are Bringing Thai Tourists to Uzbekistan: Ambassador

BANGKOK — Google “Travel Uzbekistan” in Thai and you’ll pull up a dozen-or-so travel blogs detailing every step of a hipster’s Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand trip.

Come Visit for Buddhism and Snow, Pakistani Amb. Invites Thai Tourists

BANGKOK — Buddhism and snow: these are probably not what Thais generally associate with Pakistan, but ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad named them as a hidden highlight that awaits Thai visitors.

Sweden Showering Thailand With Little Greta Thunbergs, Eco-Inspiration

BANGKOK — Each year since 2016, about 320,000 Swedes visit Thailand. One of them is ambassador Staffan Herrstrom.
Norwegian ambassador to Thailand Kjersti Rodsmoen.

Norwegian Ambassador Glad Thais Are Eating More Salmon

BANGKOK — Is your Bangkokian friend bragging on their Instastory about gorging on piles upon piles of “authentic” Japanese sashimi at a 999++ baht...

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