The ICRC Delegation in Moscow: in brief

Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) share a long history, dating back to 1867 when Russia acceded to the original Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field.

That same year, one of the first voluntary societies to care for wounded soldiers was formed in the Russian Empire. The Russian Red Cross Society, now more than 155 years old, remains our closest partner in the country.

Over the years, Russia has taken an active role in developing international humanitarian law, and these developments are a part of the rules limiting the effects of armed conflicts even today.

The delegation is one of our key humanitarian diplomacy hubs around the world, building dialogue with the Russian authorities, academic and expert circles, and other influential people and organizations in order to support our mission to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence around the world.

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