From 5 to 7 June 2016 the eighth annual meeting of the Russian-Austrian Historians' Commission took place in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The theme of the meeting was "USSR and Austria in the 1950s and 1960s." The meeting also discussed the program of the Summer School for Young Historians, which will be held at the Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, 11-18 September 2016. It also decided to hold the next meeting of the Commission in Austria. The Commission will organize a scientific symposium dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Sigismund Herberstein's visit to Russia. The Commission was created in 2007 on the initiative of the former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik and her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.