Italy, Russia's Voice in Europe? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 62, September 2011
Italy is one of Russia's most important partners in Europe. They have established extensive cooperation in practically all areas: economic cooperation is at a very high level, and on most issues of world politics Russia and Italy's positions are close or coincide.
The numerous meetings held in recent years between the two countries' leaders have developed into special and privileged Russian-Italian relations. This paper analyses the specifics of the relationship between the two countries and the rationale that defines it.