The Russian Federation hosted the first Rifle World Championship in IPSC history.

Following the official visit of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka to Russia which was held on March 22-24, 2017, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation His Excellency Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, accompanied by Ms. Chandima Kiriwandala, First Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, met with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia and the Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries of Russia Honorable Ilya Shestakov on May 16, 2017

On May 10, 2017 Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation organized Vesak Lantern competition for the second consecutive year to celebrate Vesak day.