RUSSEAN Russia ASEAN Youth Association was initiated by Indonesians delegation after attending 3rd Russia ASEAN Youth Summit 2015 in Vladivostok, Russia, from 08-11 October 2015. After the summit, we had a meeting with Indonesians students in Vladivostok and we realize of the importance and the benefits to build a mutual relationship between Russia and ASEAN youth. Almost half of ASEAN population aged below 20 year old, and 22% of the population of Russia aged below 20 year old too. It is obvious that these youths are the pillar of two region. The continuity Russia and ASEANs existence and development are on their shoulder, since they are the changemakers in the future. However, there is no a platform or organization in connecting Russia and ASEAN countries before, then it brought us to proposed an idea to make a stronger relations between Russia and ASEAN through the role of youth.
We are officially established on 2 November 2015. Since then, we are committed to step by step to arrange a proposal to make a platform that can cater the interests between Russia and ASEAN youth. It might be started from a small idea, but we dare to dream big. Sixteen young passionate and talented youth from Indonesia committed to connect Russia and ASEAN by making RUSSEAN. It was never easy at first, but we dare ourselves to step out of our comfort zone to make it happens. If we can do it, we sure you all can do the same!