Indian Foreign minister S.Jaishankar visits Moscow to strengthen bilateral relations with Russia

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S.Jaishankar visits Moscow to strengthen bilateral relations with Russia

The Indian External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar arrived in the Russian capital Moscow on 7 November 2022. He is on a 2 day (7 and 8 November) official visit to Russia. During his visit he will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Importance of the visit 

India and Russia share a very strong political, strategic and defence relationship. Russia is a major supplier of defence equipment to India.

Also India and Russia hold an annual bilateral summit meeting between the Russian President and the Indian Prime minister. 

The 21st India- Russia summit meeting was held in New Delhi on December 2021. Vladimir Putin came to India to attend this meeting.

The next 22nd Annual India- Russia Summit meeting will be held in Russia in 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia to participate in the summit meeting.

The visit of the External Affairs Minister is seen as preparing the ground for the forthcoming Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Russia.

Russian Federation  

It is the world’s largest country area wise.

It lies in both Asia and Europe but is considered as a European country.

It has 11 time zones, the highest in the world.

Russia contains Europe’s longest river, the Volga, and Europe’s largest lake, Ladoga. Russia also is home to the world’s deepest lake, Baikal.

Leo Tolstoy, author of the War and Peace book is considered to be the spiritual guru of Gandhiji was a Russian.

Capital: Moscow. It lies on the bank of the Moskva River.

Currency: Ruble

President: Vladimir Putin 

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