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. 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.
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".
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- "Russia, China veto resolution criticizing Burma". The Washington Post. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- "Russia, Myanmar Sign Military Cooperation Agreement". www.defenseworld.net. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- "Russian defense minister points to Russia-Myanmar developing military cooperation". TASS. January 20, 2018.
Russia and Myanmar implement a large-scale plan for the bilateral military cooperation, Russia’ Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday.
- "Russia and Burma in nuclear deal". BBC News. 15 May 2007.
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