On 30 June 1962, a day before Rwandagained independence from Belgium, the Soviet Union sent a telegram to Kigali recognizing Rwanda as a sovereign and independent state, and offered to establish diplomatic relations. Diplomatic relations were established between the two states on 17 October 1963.
Rwanda also recognized the Russian Federation in January 1992 as the successor state of the Soviet Union, after the latter's dissolution. Russia has an embassy in Kigali. The current Ambassador of Russia to Rwanda is Andrey Vradimirovich Polyakov who was appointed by Russian PresidentVladimir Putin in 2013. Due to financial difficulties, the Rwandan Embassyin Moscow closed at the end of 1995 and the representation of Rwanda in the Russian was assigned to the Embassy of Rwanda in Berlin, Germany until its office was re opened in Moscow in August 2013. The current Ambassador of Rwanda in the Russian Federation is Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya who presented her credentials to Vladimir Putin on 16 January 2014.
Two Diplomats have been nominated to work for the Embassy: Dr Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, The Ambassador and Mr Francis Karagire, First Secretary.
The official address of the Embassy 115127 MOSCO, 50 MOSFILMOVSKAYA STREET, Building 1, 1st Floor, Tel 8(499) 147-19-92, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.