Brazil–Russia relations

Brazil–Russia relations

Brazil–Russia relations have seen a significant improvement in recent years, characterized by an increasing commercial trade and cooperation in military and technology segments. Today, Brazil shares an important alliance with the Russian Federation, with partnerships in areas such as space and military technologies, telecommunications.


Brazil and the USSR established diplomatic relations on 2 April 1945. Like most other western countries, Brazil maintained a neutral, but distant, relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Their bilateral relations were limited to commercial trade and cooperation agreements of minimal importance. With the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent birth of the Russian Federation, talks between the two nations increased, leading to the "Brazil-Russia Cooperation Treaty" signed on 21 november 1997.

In 2001, a high-level committee headed by the former Vice-President of Brazil, Marco Maciel, and the Prime minister of Russia, Mikhail Kasyanov, established several long-term bilateral treaties, initiating a strategic partnership between the two countries, and creating the "Brazilian-Russian Governmental Commission".

Continuing that path, the current Vice-President of Brazil, José Alencar, traveled to Moscow on September 2003, to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his senior cabinet members. The two countries signed the "Brazil-Russia Military Technology and Transfer Pact", an important agreement in the area of space technology, missile defense, and military weapons transfer.

In response to an invitation made by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Vladimir Putin made a state visit to Brazil in 22 November 2004.

On 18 October 2005, during a state visit of President Lula to Moscow, Silva and Putin signed the bilateral Brazil-Russia Strategic Alliance. As well as an agreement that made it possible for the Brazilian Space Agency to send the first Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes, into space (using the Soyuz space rocket).

Common membership in international organisations



*cite web |title=As Relações Russo-Brasileiras |publisher=Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional |url= |format=PDF |accessdate=2007-05-06 |language=Portuguese
*cite web |title=Aliança com a Rússia |publisher=Defesa BR |url= |accessdate=2007-05-06 |language=Portuguese
*cite web |title=The Magazine of Future Warfare |publisher=World Powers | url= |accessdate=2007-05-06

ee also

*Foreign relations of Brazil
*Foreign relations of Russia

External links

*en icon [ Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil]
*pt icon [ Russian Embassy in Brasília]
*ru iconpt iconen icon [ Brazilian Embassy in Moscow]

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