On 15–16 December, the Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Japan, which had originally been scheduled for 2014.
Moscow has been developing a new model of governance for Kaliningrad Oblast in 2016.
During President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Igor Sechin a public announcement was made about the privatisation of a 19.5% stake in Rosneft.
On 30 November in Vienna, the OPEC countries concluded an agreement on reducing oil production by about 1.2 million b/d (barrels per day).
On 30 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation (the fifth in the history of post-Soviet Russia).
The Russian narrative on Belarus changed in 2014, when Russian expert circles and the government elite essentially redefined
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation issued a statement on the detention of Aleksei Ulukayev, the minister for economic development.
Immediately after the announcement of the American election results, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory.
During Vladimir Putin’s visit to India on 15-16 October, a series of documents on cooperation in the military-technological and energy fields was signed.
On 8 October the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that an Iskander-M missile complex had been transported to the territory of the Kaliningrad region.