Centre for the Study of the Russian-African Relations and African States' Foreign Policy

The main fields of the Centre's Studies:

1. Studies of political, economic and cultural links of Russia with African countries.
2. Opportunities for Russian-African interaction at the international sphere (formation of the new system of international relations, strengthening of the UN central role, and struggle against terrorism and expansion of weapons of mass destruction).
3. Russia and Africa in the context of present-day international relations.
4. Defining the areas of mutually beneficial Russian-African cooperation in commercial and economic relations as well as in investment and technological spheres.
5. Possibilities of Russia's participation in the efforts of the international community aimed at rendering assistance to African countries in their struggle for elimination of poverty, AIDS epidemics and other threats, for sustainable development and reinforced security.
6. Defining the main components of the state program aimed at promoting national business, operating on the African continent and in other areas of the 'South'; supporting the state bodies and government agencies acting along the African vector.
7. Development of business-like contacts with Russian entrepreneurs operating on African direction.

Head of the Centre - Yevgeniy KORENDYASOV, Ph.D. (Econ.), The USSR Ambassador to Burkina Faso in 1987-1992, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Mali in 1997-2001.
• Russia and Africa
• Russia and the European Union

E-mail: rusafr@inafr.ru
Tel.: (495) 690-67-43

The Centre's Research Fellows:

Tatiana DEICH, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
• Russian-African political and economic relations
• China: economic and socio-political problems, foreign policy, relations with African countries

URNOV Andrey Yurievich
• South Africa Against Africa

Lyudmila KALININA, Ph.D. (Econ.), Senior Research Fellow
• Russia and Africa in the world trade under economic globalization
• Republic of Guinea: economic and socio-political problems; Russian-Guinean relations

Olga KULKOVA, Ph.D (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• African policy of the British “New Labour”;
• modern British policy towards Africa; the EU and Africa;
• Russian-African relations;
• peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa;
• EU and Britain’s development assistance; security – development nexus in EU-African relations.

Viktor ZHURAVLYOV, Research Fellow, The USSR Ambassador to Djibouti in 1986-1991
• Russia, North Africa and the African Horn countries