New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 June 2015

27 June 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Saudi Arabia and Russia: new contacts

27.06.2015 | 00:00 | Boris DOLGOV

The upcoming visit to Russia by the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, could signify a milestone in the expanding relationship between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia go back almost 90 years. The Soviet Union was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of the Saudi government and to establish diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which was founded in 1926. The first ambassador the Soviet Union sent to Riyadh was Karim Khakimov, a prominent Soviet diplomat, scholar of the Orient, and public political figure… Continue reading