Pakistan–Russia relations

Pakistan–Russia relations

Pakistan-Russian relations are the relations of Pakistan and Russia. The countries established diplomatic relations on 1 May, 1948. [ [ Speech of H.E. Mr. Sergey Peskov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at the Jubilee Function on the occasion of celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Pakistan - Official Website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan] ] However, relations between these two countries have been strained in the past, because of the Soviet Union's and Russia's closeness to India, and because of Pakistan's support for the Afghan rebels during the invasion by the USSR.


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