The Russia–Africa Summit, held in October 2019, launched Russia’s new strategy for the continent. Since then, Russia has established a number of institutions to implement this strategy.

A special report, authored by CST Researcher Dzvinka Kachur, explores Russia’s political, military and economic cooperation with Zambia and Tanzania. It also analyses the Soviet Union’s legacy, from which the Russian government and businesses can benefit in current relationships with African countries.

The report looks that the new approach that Russia launched after the summit in.2019, the major Russian institutions responsible for the implementation of this approach, and their relative levels of success in Zambia and Tanzania.

Case studies of Tanzania and Zambia are used to provide greater insight into how political declarations translate into practical engagements with African countries.

View the full report here.