Mexico–Russia relations

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Mexico–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Mexico and Russia



Diplomatic relations between Mexico and Russia were established in 1890.[citation needed] Mexico has an embassy in Moscow while Russia has an embassy in Mexico City. Both countries are members of APEC.

According to a 2013 BBC World Service poll, 40% of Mexicans view Russia's influence positively, with 29% expressing a negative view.[1]


The Soviet Union had established diplomatic relations with Mexico on 4 August 1924 (severed on 26 January 1930, and then restored on 10–12 November 1942). Leon Trotsky moved to Mexico from Norway during his exile. Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas welcomed him warmly, even arranging for a special train to bring him to Mexico City from the port of Tampico. In Mexico, Trotsky at one point lived at the home of the painter Diego Rivera, and at another of Rivera's wife and fellow painter, Frida Kahlo, with whom he had an affair.[2]


Due to its good relations with Russia, Mexico has purchased various military equipment. The Mexican Navy has received BTR-60's Ural-4320, Mi-17/8's and 9K38 Igla anti-aircraft missiles. Currently all of the equipment is still in service.

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  1. ^ 2013 World Service Poll BBC
  2. ^ Herrera, Hayden (1983). A Biography of Frida Kahlo. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-008589-6. 

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