Indonesia–Russia relations

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Indonesia–Russia relations
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Indonesia

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Indonesia–Russia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Indonesia and Russia. Russia has an embassy in Jakarta, and Indonesia has an embassy in Moscow along with a consulate general in Saint Petersburg. Both countries are members of the APEC.

According to a 2014 BBC World Service poll, 29% of Indonesians view Russia's influence positively, with 49% expressing a negative view.[1]

Background

The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Indonesia on February 3, 1950. Early in the Cold War, both countries had very strong relations with Indonesian president Sukarno visiting Moscow and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visiting Jakarta. When Sukarno was overthrown by General Suharto, relations between the two states were not as close as they were during Sukarno's rule.

Present

In late 2007, Indonesia purchased military weapons from Russia with long term payment. Indonesian airlines also were considering purchasing the Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Russia but a 2012 demonstration crash has put such talks on hold. Indonesia now says it could take as long as a year to analyze the flight data recorder recovered from the crash site.[2] Separately, both countries are also members of the G-20 and APEC

Military cooperation

Russia is a major arms supplier to Indonesia. Russian arms exports to Indonesia include the Sukhoi Su-30, Sukhoi Su-27, Mil Mi-35, BMP-3 and Mil Mi-17 helicopters.

See also

References

  1. 2014 World Service Poll BBC
  2. "Indonesia Predicts Slow Probe of Crashed Russian Jetliner". Retrieved 2006-05-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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