The ICRC's Moscow delegation covers the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova. It maintains a dialogue with Russia on humanitarian and IHL issues, mitigates the consequences of past conflicts in the northern Caucasus and supports the National Societies of the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova. Read full overview
On a brick wall in Grozny, Chechnya, a faded, spray-painted message — perhaps dating back to the years of war in the 1990s — shouts a warning to combatants: “People live here”. It’s a plea from those within to be spared from the battle raging outside. Though the intense fighting of the 1990s has subsided, the message is as pertinent as ever.