On February 10, a webinar "Indian-Russian Relations in a Changing Global Scenario" was held in Chennai on the occasion of Diplomats’ Day.
Presentations were made by Consul of the Russian Federation in Chennai Anton Chernov; Ph. D., Senior Researcher of IMEMO Primakova RAS, RIAC expert Alexey Kupriyanov; Professor, Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration – Madras University, Ramu Manivannan. The webinar was attended by the students of the University of Madras studying political science and public administration
All the speakers agreed on the need to ensure and develop the Indo-Russian privileged strategic partnership and the importance of expanding cooperation between the two states at the multilateral fora, including the UN, G20, SCO and BRICS.
"India and Russia stand for collective approach to the issues of peace and stability as well as unacceptability of any unilateral sanction measures ," Chernov said.
Special attention was paid to the joint efforts of Russia and India in the fight against coronavirus. The Russian Consul recalled that in order to provide mass production of the Russia developed vaccine Sputnik V Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) had given the samples to the Hyderabad based leading Indian pharmaceutical corporation Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
An expert, Kupriyanov told the students about the history of Indian-Russian relations, paying special attention to the strategic partnership of the two countries at present as well as future areas of cooperation.
Summing up the reports, R. Manivannan stressed that the strategic partnership between Russia and India is fully supported by the peoples of both countries. India will never forget the friendly Indo-Soviet and Indo-Russian relations including the help and support we have received from Russia.
In the final part of the webinar, the speakers answered questions from the student audience. The event was attended by more than 60 students of the University.