NATO "facts" about Russia

NATO-RUSSIA Relation: The Background

NATO began reaching out to Russia in 1990. Over the following two decades, the Alliance worked to establish a strategic partnership with Russia.

However, in March 2014, in response to Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine, NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia. At the same time, NATO has kept channels for communication with Russia open. This fact-sheet sets out the key dates and events in the relationship. ...