The 2011 KNA-NWC War Game was the third event in a series of college-to-college contact events agreed to during a series of talks between The President of the U.S. Naval War College and The Chief of the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in 2004 and 2005.
At the conclusion of the second round of talks, on 19 October 2005, then-President of the Naval War College, RADM Jacob L. Shuford, and then-Chief of KNA, VADM Yuriy N. Sysuev, signed a Memorandum of Talks which envisioned a growing relationship between the two institutions which would include combined war games, faculty and student exchanges, and establishment of combined working groups.
Department, Wargaming, "Kuznetsov Naval Academy Game '11" (2011). Game Reports. 10.