Nuclear weapons test moratorium was observed

Unofficially on November 1958 to September 1961, the three nuclear powers, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held a nuclear weapons testing moratorium. Continue reading

Telephone hot line between nations

Instituted on June 20, 1963, between the United States and the Soviet Union, a telephone hot line connected both countries. Continue reading

Continental nuclear-free zone

Established on April 11, 1996, following the signing of the Treaty of Pelindaba by the 49 of the 53 members of the Organization of African Unity, African became a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. Continue reading

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (/ˈjɛltsɪn/;[3] Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин; IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] ; (1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Continue reading

Yasser Arafat

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Russia

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.

Date:
      May 27th 1997
Name(s):
      Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Occupation:
      Russian President


Additional Information:

  • 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.

Representative of a nongovernmental organization to address the United Nations

Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was the first representative of a nongovernmental organization to address a plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly. Continue reading

A Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel

Peace treaty between an Arab nation and Israel was the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, signed on September 18, 1978, by Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat at Camp David, near Washington, DC, USA. Continue reading

Canada hosts a Land Mine Treaty

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada hosted representatives of over 120 nations for a signing of a Land Mine Treaty on December 3rd, 1997. Continue reading

An Aboriginal Woman becomes Ambassador to Arctic Region

Mary May Simon, Inuit Activist, was appointed Canada’s first Ambassador of Circumpolar Affairs, on October 31st, 1994. Continue reading