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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Top story

Alcohol and tobacco use among young people falls in the Russian Federation

Data published by WHO/Europe show a significant fall in alcohol and tobacco use by young people in the Russian Federation. The latest report from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study shows a decline in the number of 13-year-old girls who smoke at least once a week. Weekly smoking among 15-year-old boys and girls is also decreasing.

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WHO/Europe offices

Head of WHO Country Office, Russian Federation
9, Leontyevsky side-street
125009 Moscow
Tel.: (7) 8101, +7 495 787 2108
Fax: +7 495 787 2119

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health, Russian Federation
3, Rakhmanovskiy per., GSP-4
127994 Moscow
Tel.: +7 495 606 1920, +7 495 628 2951, +7 495 692 3497
Fax: +7 495 606 1948, +7 495 628 5058

Areas of Work

Priorities for joint work are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement (BCA) 2012–2013 between WHO/Europe and the Russian Federation. This framework for collaboration reflects the new vision of WHO/Europe as approved by the sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for Europe – Better Health for Europe, as well as the concepts, principles and values underpinning the development of WHO/Europe's new Country Strategy and the European health policy – Health 2020.

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Data and statistics


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

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Key resource

List of WHO national counterparts

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