Russia to bring more academics to Botswana


As Russia and Botswana celebrate the 45th milestone of their diplomatic relations BAME PIET caught up with the Ambassador of Russia to Botswana Victor Sibilev who shared a few points, although he was reluctant to discuss the current political atmosphere in his country, as well as the standoff between Russia and the West.

Mmegi:  Briefly describe Botswana- Russian diplomatic relations.

Botswana and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations on March 6, 1970, that is only four years after independence. The Russian Embassy was opened in Gaborone in 1976. Botswana-Russia relations are traditionally friendly.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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