The IX International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017 was held on June 19-21, 2017 in Moscow and Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research represented the Government of Sri Lanka in this major international forum.

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