Cooperation between Russia and NATO began in 1991. In 1992, Russia joined the Partnership for Peace Programme. During the 1990's, both sides have signedSeveral Agreements on Cooperation.
The Russia-NATO council was created in 2002, for handling security issues and joint projects.
Cooperation between Russia and NATO now develops in several main sectors:fighting terrorism, military cooperation, cooperation on Afghanistan (including transportation by Russia of non-military ISAF freight, and fighting the local drug production ), industrial cooperation,non-proliferation, and others.
Formal contacts and cooperation Between Russia and NATO start in 1991, Within the framework of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (later re-named Euro-AtlanticPartnership Council ) and are Further deepened as Russia joined the Partnership for Peace program on June 22, 1994.
On 27 May 1997, at 1997 Paris summit of NATO, the sides signed a Founding Act onMutual Relations, Cooperation and Security , a road map for future NATO-Russia cooperation. Both sides state they do not see each other as adversaries, and have political commitment to cooperate atcreating "lasting and inclusive" peace in Euro-Atlantic area. Both sides state They do not see EACH other as adversaries, and have the political commitment to cooperate at creating "lasting and inclusive"peace in the Euro-Atlantic area.
The NATO-Russia Council was created on 28 May 2002 During the 2002 NATO Summit in Rome . The council has been an official diplomatic tool for handling security issuesand joint projects between NATO and Russia, involving consensus-building, consultations, joint decisions and joint actions ( Fighting terrorism, military cooperation and personal training),cooperation on Afghanistan (Russia providing training courses for anti-narcotics officers from Afghanistan and Central Asia countries in cooperation with the UN ), transportation by Russia of non-military...