The International Organization for Migration's (IOM) office in Moscow was opened in 1992.

IOM’s activities in Russia are governed by a Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the International Organization for Migration, in the following areas based on availability of funds:

  • Technical and expert assistance in migration management and development of legislation;
  • Efforts against human trafficking, including trafficking in women and children for sex exploitation;
  • Activities to prevent irregular migration;
  • Assisted voluntary return of third-country nationals who are in distress in Russia;
  • Research programs aimed at resolving migration problems;
  • Medical aid to migrants;
  • Reintegration of own nationals.
  • Other programs.