Guatemala–Russia relations

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Guatemala–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Guatemala and Russia



Guatemala–Russia relations is the bilateral relationship between Guatemala and Russia.

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Guatemala Republic of Guatemala Russia Russian Federation
Coat of Arms Coat of arms of Guatemala.svg Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation.svg
Flag Guatemala Russia
Population 16,176,133 144,463,451
Area 108,889 km2 (42,042 sq mi) 17,075,200 km2 (6,592,800 sq mi)
Population Density 129/km2 (330/sq mi) 8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
Capital Guatemala City Moscow
Largest City Guatemala City – 2,110,100 (4,500,000 Metro) Moscow – 12,108,257 ( Metro)
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
First Leader Rafael Carrera Boris Yeltsin
Current Leader Jimmy Morales Vladimir Putin
Official languages Spanish Russian
GDP (nominal) US$68.389 billion ($4.101 per capita) US$3.9 trillion ($27,215 per capita)


Guatemala had diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union on April 19, 1945, during the Cold War era. However, during the armed conflict in Guatemala in 1960-1980, Guatemalan-Soviet relations were "frozen", but were not severed or interrupted. On January 4, 1991, a joint communique about the exchange of the diplomatic missions was signed. In 1995, the first Guatemalan embassy was opened in Moscow, while Russia was represented in Guatemala through its embassy in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, in 2007, Russia had opened an embassy in Guatemala City.

The Russian Federation together with other states and with international organizations supported the process of peaceful settlement in Guatemala.

Vladimir Putin in Guatemala

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