Ako Owusu-Ampaw Maxwell, Bokeriya S.A.

GHANA-RUSSIAN RELATIONS: HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVES

Abstract:

The article considers main stages and peculiarities in the relations between the Republic of Ghana and the Russian Federation. The subject of study is the relationship between Russia and Ghana. The problem of the study is the nature of the relations between the two nations that for the purpose of this study have been divided into three main time periods. The article will specifically focus on the relations between Russia and Ghana since its independence until the fall of Kwame Nkrumah, as well as on the unstable period of successive military coups and the relations between the two countries from 1992 to date. Moscow regards the Republic of Ghana as a reliable and time-tested partner, particularly in international issues. The study is based on the development of the relations between Ghana and Russia from 1957 to the present. It proves that Ghana and Russia have maintained friendly relations for many years and have a high potential for expanding mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation on a wide range of issues. The aim of the study is to increase the awareness regarding Russia’s relations with Ghana and the African continent as a whole. The study shows that strengthening of cooperation between Ghana and Russia may have very high prospects for both countries in the future

About the autors:

Bokeriya Svetlana Aleksandrovna, Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of International Affairs (1); Owusu-Ampaw Maxwell Ako, Postgraduate student at the Department of Theory and History of International Affairs (2)

Place of employment:

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Contacts:

e-mail: maxjordangroup@hotmail.com (1); e-mail: bokeria_sa@pfur.ru (2)

Key words:

Ghana; Russia; Soviet Union; anti-colonialism; development; partnership; relationship; political relations; international organisations; political dialogue