Иван Андреевич Щербатов (1726–1730)
The author reviews the activities of the Russian minister in Spain, Ivan A. Shcherbatov and his role in Russian-Spanish relations in the second half of the 1720s.
It was not until the early 18th century that Russia began to establish commercial and diplomatic relations with Western Europe. Peter the Great's foreign interests were focused toward the major states of Northern Europe, but the Iberian Peninsula was not wholly without significance for Russia. His westernization campaign extended across the Pyrenees. This tradition continued by the Russian empress Catherine II. Russian-Spanish relations, once terminated after the failure to connect Russia to the Viennese Alliance in 1730 , were reestablished since 1760. This article examines diplomatic relations between the two nations after Catherine II's ascension to the throne when Russian high-ranking diplomat, count Piotr Buturlin, was sent as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary minister to the Spanish court. Based on archival manuscripts (diplomatic and other correspondence) from the Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire, which were published for the first time, the research deals with the political and commercial relations between two nations during the early 1760s.
the Great War, but have tended to neglect the course of this diplomacy once the fighting erupted. This volume addresses that lacuna with a broad range of essays examining the foreign relations of the empire, as well as its republican and early Soviet successors, from the July 1914 Crisis to the end of the Civil War in 1922. Written by distinguished and emerging scholars from North America, Europe, Russia, and Japan, the essays make abundant use of Russian archival collections, largely inaccessible until the 1990s, to reassess the conjectures and conclusions previously drawn from other sources. While some chapters focus on traditional “diplomatic” history, others adopt new “international history” by placing Russia’s relations with the world in their social, intellectual, economic, and cultural contexts. Arranged in roughly chronological order, the first volume covers the late imperial period, from 1914 through mid-1916, while the second proceeds through the revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War, up to the end of that conflict in 1922. Together, these books’ comments should foster a renewed appreciation for international relations as a central element of Russia’s Great War and Revolution.
June 13-14, 2017 the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences held the 13th Russian-Spanish Seminar, organized by the Centre of Iberian Studies and titled "Europe in the period of «New Normal»: political, economic and social strategies of Russia and Spain". Touching upon a wide range of issues the participants sought to analyze the processes of transformation in Spain and Russia in the recent period of "New Normal".
The regular XIV Spanish-Russian symposium took place on the 21st and 22th of June at the Cajasol Foundation in the central square of Seville. The title of the meeting “Modern challenges for economic and social policies in Spain and Russia” included several issues to discuss: the socioeconomic development of two countries in the context of global changes, the dynamics of the Spanish-Russian cooperation, the impact of sanctions on the bilateral relations, decentralization and its influence on national and subregional development, the comparison of business activities in two countries, tourism development, etc.