Russian Federation

As of 31 December 2021, 331 refugees, 10581 temporary asylum status holders and 540 asylum-seekers from 70 countries were registered by the Russian Ministry of the Interior. Most people of concern were coming from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria. Nearly 600 temporary IDs for stateless persons have been issued since August 2021, when a respective law came into effect. According to the Ministry of the Interior, at least 4,500 stateless persons are expected to benefit from the documentation procedure.

UNHCR in the Russian Federation operates through its Representation in Moscow since 1992. The primary goal of the UN Refugee Agency is to support and complement the efforts of the Russian government to develop a fair and effective asylum system under international standards and prevent and reduce the incidence of statelessness. UNHCR strives to promote tolerance towards refugees and other persons of concern to the Agency through various public information and awareness-raising activities.

For information about our work in the Russian Federation:

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in the Russian Federation

Street Address:
9, Leontievsky lane, 125009 Moscow, Russian Federation

Mailing Address:
9, Leontievsky lane, 125009 Moscow, Russian Federation

Telephone:
7 495 660 09 01

Facsimile:
7 495 660 09 04

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3

Working Hours:
Monday: AM: 9:00 - 13:00, PM: 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: AM: 9:00 - 13:00, PM: 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: AM: 9:00 - 13:00, PM: 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday: AM: 9:00 - 13:00, PM: 14:00 - 18:00
Friday: AM: 9:00 - 13:00, PM: 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year¿s Day
04 January 2022, New Year¿s Day
07 January 2022, Russian Orthodox Christmas Day
08 March 2022, International Women¿s Day
02 May 2022, Spring and Labor Day (for 01/0
03 May 2022, Eid Al-Fitr
09 May 2022, Victory Day
13 June 2022, Sovereignty Day (for 12/06)
11 July 2022, Eid Al-Adha (for 10/07)