Myanmar–Russia relations

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Myanmar–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Myanmar and Russia



Myanmar–Russia relations refers to bilateral relations between Myanmar and Russia. Myanmar has an embassy in Moscow whilst Russia has an embassy in Yangon.


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]


In June 2016, the two countries signed a defence cooperation agreement.[3] Min Aung Hlaing and Sergei Shoigu announced their intention to expand military cooperation in a 2018 meeting.[4]

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".[5]

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, Myanmar Sign Military Cooperation Agreement". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Russia and Burma in nuclear deal". BBC News. 15 May 2007.

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