Updated: Apr 14

Australia Russia Dialogue (ARD) has been approached by its partner organisation in Russia, Roscongress, regarding supply of Russian COVID-19 medications to Australia. The offer was made in a letter of Mr Alexander Stuglev, CEO of Roscongress, to ARD President Mr Christo Visser.

ARD has approached Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC), and the Department of Health on this matter. Some constructive feed-back has been received from these organisations.

ARD Committee is concerned that the whole issue of Russian COVID-19 vaccine production and supply has been excessively politicized both in Russia and overseas, and that any further involvement in negotiations regarding supply of Russian COVID-19 medications to Australia carries significant reputation risks to ARD as a non-government apolitical organisation.

At the same time ARD Committee fully appreciates that some ARD members, supporters, and friends think that ARD involvement in such negotiations could be beneficial for ARD and may serve the purpose of Australian population protection from COVID-19.

ARD Committee is seeking feedback on this important matter from any interested parties and individuals.

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Updated: Mar 11

An international digital company Ctrl2GO has become a new Corporate Member of Australia Russia Dialogue. Ctrl2GO develops and implements integrated IIoT solutions and technologies for Industry that help businesses to control risks and improve management efficiency. In 2020 Ctrl2GO entered the top three providers of data analysis solutions in Russia and the TOP-100 largest IT companies in the country according to the CNews rating.

Ctrl2GO has branches in Russia, USA and several other countries and is interested in expansion of its business to Australia, initially targeting Australian Mining and Energy sectors.

ARD and Ctrl2GO are currently discussing a roadmap of activities for the next 5-6 months. ARD is seeking expressions of interest from its members and followers regarding a broad variety of services that Ctrl2GO can provide to Australian Industry.

More about Ctrl2GO at:

In the near future ARD will organise webinars for Australian mining and petroleum companies to meet with senior Ctrl2GO staff and to discuss opportunities for mutually beneficial projects.


Alexey Goncharov, Executive Secretary and Committee Member, ARD, gave an interview to Vladimir Kouzmin, Chief Editor of the “Unification” (“Единение”) newspaper. “Unification” is a Russian Weekly Newspaper in Australia published since 1950:

Interview will be published in hardcopy next week and it is available online (in Russian):