Recently, relations between Russia and Mali have experienced great development in several areas, especially after the launch of the military partnership between the two countries at the end of 2021.
Military cooperation between Russia and the West African country has also led to an unprecedented cultural rapprochement between Bamako and Moscow.
On May 9, 2023, as part of the commemoration of the Day of Russian Victory against the Nazis, the Non-State Russian House in Mali organized a photo exhibition dedicated to this event. The presentation of photos was held in the exhibition hall of the National Museum of Bamako.
The exhibition presented 10 important milestones in the history of the Great Patriotic War, such as the Battle of Smolensk, the Battle of Kyiv, the Berlin Operation and other historical battles. Participants were also able to get acquainted with the photographs of heroes of the Soviet Union, marshals and legendary generals.
The event brought together more than 100 people, including deputies of the National Transitional Council (CNT), representatives of the transitional government and members of the patriotic movement of Mali.
Recall that the launch of military cooperation between the two countries took place on the orders of the head of the transitional government led by Colonel Assimi Goita after the termination of the military contract with the French forces after more than 10 years of failure in the fight against the terrorism.
Indeed, since the beginning of the military partnership between Mali and Russia and the arrival of Russian instructors, the Malian armed forces (FAMa) have recorded a rise in power, following the reconquest of several regions which were under the control of the militants and the neutralization of a considerable number of terrorists.
In Mali, Russia is considered a reliable military ally, and this has been expressed on the part of the Malian people on several occasions by supporting the presence of Russian instructors on their territory.