Another day in history was May 27, 1997, when Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, then Russian president, signed the cooperative pact with other NATO officials. North Atlantic Treaty Organization gave Russia a consultative role in NATO decisions, and in return Russia did not place obstacles in the way of several of the former Soviet-block countries who were also applying to join NATO.
May 27th 1997
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
- NATO–Russia relations – Wikipedia
NATO–Russian relations, relations between the NATO Military Alliance and the Russian Federation were established in 1991 within the framework of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council.
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) | Council on Foreign …
Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.
- NATO – Topic: Relations with Russia
For more than two decades, NATO has strived to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest.
- NATO – Topic: NATO-Russia relations: the facts
Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. This webpage sets out the facts.
- Boris Yeltsin – Wikipedia
Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka, Talitsky District, Sverdlovsk, USSR, on 1 February 1931. In 1932 after the state took away the entire harvest from the recently collectivised Butka peasants, the Yeltsin family moved as far away as they could, to Kazan, more than 1,100 kilometres from Butka, where Boris’ father, Nikolai, found work on a construction site.