Bahrain–Russia relations

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Bahrain–Russia relations



Bahrain–Russia relations refers to bilateral relations between Bahrain and Russia.

Soviet-era relations

The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Bahrain on 29 September 1990.[1]

Russian Federation relations

Bahrain recognised the Russian Federation as the successor state of the Soviet Union on 28 December 1991, after the latter's dissolution.[2] Russia has an embassy in Manama, and Bahrain has an embassy in Moscow.

Economic ties

In May 2007, the two countries announced that they will jointly set up a new financial institution known as the "Arab-Russian Bank" and will have its main headquarters in Bahrain.[3]

State visits

In 2008, King of Bahrain Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah visited Moscow and met with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.[4]