The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Uganda on October 11–12, 1962. In 1964, the USSR and Uganda signed a trade agreement and an agreement on economic and technical cooperation, which provided for a loan of 14 million rubles to Uganda. Registered dynamic political dialogue. In June 2004, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had a brief conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Sea Island, the summit of the G8. In June 2008 - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Denisov visited Kampala and signed a Memorandum of Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Uganda. The most active bilateral relations began to develop in the last two years. In August 2009, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was in Moscow on a private visit. He held talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Yevgeny Primakov. The Ugandan leader also visited the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2009 in Zhukovsky, the Kubinka Tank Museum, the company-manufacturer of equipment for the food industry FSUE "FSPC device." On June 6, 2011 the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni had a telephone conversation. In 2010, the trade turnover, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia totaled $ 49 million. Russia exported goods to Uganda worth 29.3 million (wheat, medicine, tires, metal, spare parts), imports - $ 19.7 million (cashew nuts, tea, coffee, spices, tobacco). The country has a representation of the Kazan Helicopter Plant, is a group of Russian experts on operation and maintenance of helicopters. In February 2011, a group of observers from the Russian Central Election Commission worked in the general elections in Uganda. In the Ugandan hospitals under the "Zdraveksport" open 7 Russian doctors, 11 more - private contracts. 4 thousand Ugandans have graduated in our country. Uganda in 2010, it was a 7 state scholarships for its citizens in the Russian universities (5 - for a full course of study, 2 - to graduate school), in 2011 - 5. In 2010, to study the state line arrived in Russia one man and 19 - on a commercial basis.