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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Media workshop – Tobacco control more than a health issue

At a two-day media workshop in Moscow, Russian Federation, journalists and communication officers from the 11 newly independent states were introduced to tobacco as much more than a health issue.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Russian Federation
9, Leontyevsky Lane
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
Tel.: +7 495 692 3497, +7 495 606 1920
Fax: +7 495 628 5058

Areas of Work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Russian Federation are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
  • strengthening of preparedness, surveillance and response
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Data and statistics


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

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