Argentina–Russia relations

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Argentina–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Argentina and Russia

Argentina

Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) with the peronist Argentine President Cristina Kirchner (left), April 2015.

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.

History[edit]

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.

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 Fernández.[3]

In April 2015, Russian president Vladimir Putin publicly supported Cristina Fernández 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 December 2015, Argentina turned away from the previous administration's neutral international policy towards Russia and sought instead a closer relationship with Western Europe and the United States.

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

Embassy of Russia in Buenos Aires

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Öl und Rinder". Amerika21.de. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Russia moves to support Argentina through new debt crisis". Argentinanews.net. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Grinning Putin signs ANTI-UK military pact with ARGENTINA over Falklands". Express.co.uk. Daily Express. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Report: Russia May Supply Su-24 Aircraft To Argentina In Exchange For Food". Defense News. Retrieved January 19, 2016.

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