Yuliya Novitskaya
27.03.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

Today my interlocutor is Oleg Borisovich Ozerov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum. Our conversation turned out to be serious and topical. We touched on the question of how Russian-African cooperation can withstand the West’s harsh external pressure, talked about security challenges and discussed the catastrophic loss of the West’s position…

19.03.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

My conversation with the Acting Patriarchal Exarch of Africa, Bishop Constantine (Ostrovsky) of Zaraisk, took place shortly after the decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to remove him from archpastoral ministry. But we talked mainly about other things: about how the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Africa live and what problems the clergy face on the ground; the humanitarian charitable projects jointly organized with Maria Lvova-Belova, the Children’s Rights Commissioner…

17.03.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

A festive atmosphere prevails in many embassies of the Russian Federation on the African continent today. Permanent or temporary Russians living here come here to vote in the election of the head of the Russian state. Russians in Africa can exercise their political right and express their civil will in the presidential election at polling stations in 47 African countries. They are open today from 08:00 to 20:00 local time. Before that, in some countries, for example…

15.03.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

At a recent extended meeting of the Expert Council for the Development and Support of Comprehensive Partnership with African Countries, held in the State Duma, topical issues were discussed which can be divided into three groups: parliamentary diplomacy, assistance to Russian business in African countries, and Russia’s humanitarian mission…

10.03.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

My interlocutor today is Mr Mzuvukile Maqetuka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Africa to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. Our conversation has turned out to be extensive, for we have wanted to discuss a lot, and also topical, interesting and, in some places, very heartfelt…

27.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

The range of issues we discussed during our conversation with Nikolay Novichkov, Doctor of Sciences in Economics, member of the State Duma, was incredibly broad. We talked about Russia’s competitive advantages over others on the African continent and the prospects of the digital ruble in our mutual settlements, as well as cultural and educational projects…

24.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

From the first minutes of our conversation, the vice-president of the International Russophile Movement, Sulejanta Ndhyay…

16.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

My interlocutor today, Sofia Kogteva, is one of the founders of the Business Women’s Association. That is why our conversation was devoted to the role of women in the modern world, politics and business. Sofia spoke about her co-operation with the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Auxilia Mnangagwa, her recent trip to the UAE, and what the main challenges are for investors from Russian regions when implementing projects in African countries…

09.02.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

Almost the entire life of my interlocutor Dmitry Viktorovich KURAKOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Senegal and Gambia, is connected with Africa. In an exclusive interview, which he agreed to give to the “New Eastern Outlook”, we talked about the relationship between our countries in various spheres and areas…

16.01.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

The conversation with Mr Zenebe Kinfu Tafesse, President of the Union of African Diasporas, was direct, frank and in some places sharp. We discussed how Russian journalists should write about Africa and African journalists about Russia. We talked about the problems of employing Africans in our country. And, using concrete examples, we tried to work out how to learn Russian in Africa…

13.01.2024 Yuliya Novitskaya

In his exclusive interview with the New Eastern Outlook, Mr Zenebe Kinfu Tafesse, President of the Union of African Diasporas, described how he sees Russian-African relations, explained why the Second Russia-Africa Summit turned out to be more economic and shared his thoughts on neocolonialism in Africa…

29.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

Louis Gouend heads the Cameroonian diaspora in Russia and is the founder of the African Business Club in our country. Why are business and investment in Africa becoming more and more attractive for Russian companies? Why is there an acute lack of information about each other in Russia and African countries? How do Cameroonians live in Russia?