The transformation of African-Russian economic relations in the multipolar world-system

Despite the historical legacy of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation’s economic presence in Africa today is minuscule in comparison to that of the West or China. The aim of this Briefing is to provide a framework for the trajectory of African-Russian economic ties in the changing international environment. Although the economic, trade and investment affairs could develop more complementarity, it is still an open question whether African countries benefit from the deepening economic ties or whether these inhibit local socio-economic development.

Title: The transformation of African-Russian economic relations in the multipolar world-system
Author: Gercs, Tams
Year: 2019
Periodical: Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Volume: 46
Issue: 160
Pages: 317-335
Language: English
Geographic terms: Africa
Russian Federation
External link: https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2019.1635442
Abstract: Despite the historical legacy of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation’s economic presence in Africa today is minuscule in comparison to that of the West or China. The aim of this Briefing is to provide a framework for the trajectory of African-Russian economic ties in the changing international environment. Although the economic, trade and investment affairs could develop more complementarity, it is still an open question whether African countries benefit from the deepening economic ties or whether these inhibit local socio-economic development.