Argentina–Russia relations

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Argentina–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Argentina and Russia



Argentina–Russia relations are foreign relations between the Argentine Republic and the Russian Federation. Diplomatic relations between both countries were established on October 22, 1885.


Unofficial relations in the 1920s were influenced heavily by inner-Argentine affairs in the 1920s.[1] The Soviet Union had established official diplomatic relations with Argentina on June 5, 1946. Argentina has an embassy in Moscow and Russia has an embassy in Buenos Aires.

Celebrating 125 years of bilateral relations, in April 2010, Dmitry Medvedev paid a first visit of a Russian head of state to Argentina.[2]

In July 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Argentina, and signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernandez.[3]

In April 2015, Russian president Vladimir Putin publicly supported Cristina Fernandez and Argentina's claims to the Falkland Islands.[4] President Putin is currently in agreements over leasing 12 Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer aircraft to Buenos Aires in return for beef and wheat.[5]

Since Macri took power in late 2015, Argentina have been searching a closer relationship with Europe and the United States, making a difference with previous administration international policy, where Russia was one the closest allies.

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  1. ^ "Öl und Rinder". Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Russia moves to support Argentina through new debt crisis". Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Grinning Putin signs ANTI-UK military pact with ARGENTINA over Falklands". Daily Express. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Report: Russia May Supply Su-24 Aircraft To Argentina In Exchange For Food". Defense News. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 

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