Economic relations between the Visegrad countries and Russia: before and after Ukraine

Given the turbulent relations between the West and Russia that soured over Ukraine, the aim of this project was to undertake a thorough research on the state of economic relations between Russia and the individual Visegrad countries. Firstly, it seeked to highlight possible changes and continuities in light of the conflict in Ukraine. Secondly, it filled a gap in having a more clear understanding on energy dependencies, industrial hubs, and other trade linkages between the respective countries.

The results of our analysis are presented in the publication: Harsh expectations versus a modest reality. Economic relations between the Visegrad countries and Russia surrounding the Ukrainian crisis.pdf

We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the articles related to the Polish side:

The project also aimed to assess Visegrad countries' bilateral instruments to foster economic cooperation with Russia and shed light on the extent to which economic ties can affect political decision-making.

This project was supported by the International Visegrad Fund. It was realized between September 2016 and July 2017.

Visegrad project partners:

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