UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the Russian president Vladimir Putin
on 10 September 2007.
The relationship between Russia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) stretches back to December 1971, when the Soviet Union and UAE established diplomatic relations.
The Soviet Union and UAE established diplomatic relations on 8 December 1971. In 1986, the Soviet embassy in Abu Dhabi was opened and the UAE embassy in Moscow was opened in 1987.
Russia has an embassy in Abu Dhabi and UAE has an embassy in Moscow. In 2002, a Russian consulate-general in Dubai was established.