Russian Federation

The WHO Country Office in the Russian Federation was established in December 1998 in Moscow. The original role of the Country Office included coordinating health sector assistance based on WHO’s technical capacity, assisting the Russian health authorities in activities against tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, and giving support for structural issues linked to essential drugs.

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Preventing suicide: Russian Federation adapts WHO self-harm monitoring tool

World Suicide Prevention Day, observed worldwide on 10 September, has special relevance in the WHO European Region, where 140 000 people lose their lives to suicide each year.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Russian Federation
9, Leontievsky Pereulok
Moscow 125009
Tel.: +7 495 787 2108
Fax: +7 495 787 2119

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
3, Rakhmanovskiy per., GSP-4
Moscow 127994
Fax: +7 495 692-78-38

Response to the pandemic

Latest updates page: Russian Federation


On 5 September 2019, Dr Piroska Ӧstlin, Acting WHO Regional Director for Europe, visited Moscow, Russian Federation.

Moscow joins the WHO Regions for Health Network (RHN)

Data and statistics


Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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