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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An adapted alcohol screening test will help to fight health harms in the Russian Federation and beyond

WHO/Europe has presented a new package of Russian- and English-language materials to help primary health-care workers in many countries of the eastern part of the WHO European Region to identify patients with risky drinking behaviours.

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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