South Africa and Russia are old friends. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992, they have continuously strengthened co-operation in all spheres. For more than 10 years they have been interacting in the BRICS format. But the history of ties between the countries goes back much further than that.
When did the first contacts between peoples occur? Why did the Africans at one time ask the Russian emperor for patronage? And how did the struggle for their rights become a major theme in the correspondence between Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi? All the details - in the new episode of the "BRICS: In the Mirror of Times" project. The guest of the studio is Aleksandr Voevodsky, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Centre for African Studies of the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The joint TV BRICS and GAUGN project received grant support from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science under the federal project "Popularisation of Science and Technology".