Myanmar–Russia relations

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Myanmar–Russia relations



Bilateral relations with the Russian Federation (Russian: Российско-мьянманские отношения) are the strongest[citation needed] enjoyed by largely isolated Myanmar. Russia had established diplomatic relations with Myanmar, when it became independent and it remained even today after the fall of the Soviet Union. China and Russia once vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution designed to punish Myanmar.[1][2] In recent years, China has shown a lack of willingness to back the Myanmar government and has attempted to stabilize the political situation in Myanmar.[1]

Nuclear cooperation[edit]

In 2007 Russia and Myanmar did a controversial nuclear research center deal. According to the press release, "The centre will comprise a 10MW light-water reactor working on 20%-enriched uranium-235, an activation analysis laboratory, a medical isotope production laboratory, silicon doping system, nuclear waste treatment and burial facilities".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Chinese dilemma over Burma". BBC News. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Russia, China veto resolution criticizing Burma". The Washington Post. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Russia and Burma in nuclear deal". BBC News. 15 May 2007. 

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