The African continent has enormous economic potential and is actively integrating into the system of international economic relations. Prospects for Russia to increase its trade with African countries are directly linked to the diversification of its merchandise exports. However, this is only a realistic aim if international financing channels are put in place to facilitate growth in trade. Given the interest in Russia and Africa increasing economic cooperation, new solutions need to be found to implement ambitious trade projects. Is it possible to speak of a revival of foreign trade and of its subsequent development? What can be done to find reliable financial partners? What are some potential barriers to expanding the volume of financing for joint RussianAfrican deals? What are the solutions to these problems?