Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Finland in 2011

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Finland in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $18,868,585,068, up 12.62% ($2,114,607,900) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Finland in 2011 totaled $13,196,687,742, up 8.44% ($1,026,832,515) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Finland in 2011 totaled $5,671,897,326, up 23.73% ($1,087,775,385) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in 2011 was $7,524,790,416, a 0.80% decrease ($60,942,870) over 2010.

Finland was Russia’s 15th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 13th in 2010), accounting for 2.2941% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.6764% in 2010).

Finland was Russia’s 15th largest export market in 2011 (down from 12th in 2010), accounting for 2.5539% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.0649% in 2010).

Finland was Russia’s 15th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 12th in 2010), accounting for 1.8550% of Russia’s total imports (down from 2.0026% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.79% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (76.92% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.95% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (11.81% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.35% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (4.57% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.93% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (4.51% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.19% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.33% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $642,038,497;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $337,063,975;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $56,397,912;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $42,766,006.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $45,802,223;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $41,605,145.
Russia’s exports to Finland in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 2,911-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,104,328 0.02 1,268,80465.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,220 0.00 9,26910.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 108,366 0.00 119,057-8.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 170,928 0.00 8,8501,831.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,299,734 0.08 1,786,345476.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 422 0.00 0
10 Cereals 2,177,348 0.02 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 334,091 0.00 358,341-6.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,903,736 0.03 2,630,53148.40
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 39,599 0.00 14,407174.86
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50,306 0.00 44,44613.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 552,962 0.00 398,91738.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 33,376-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 41,109-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 197,353 0.00 394,828-50.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,185,722 0.09 996,7091,122.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,268,828 0.02 574,951294.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,623,860 0.04 2,367,39695.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,736,769 0.05 10,711,773-37.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,989,905,157 75.70 9,347,866,6606.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 171,514,516 1.30 115,116,60448.99
29 Organic chemicals 1,413,352,716 10.71 1,076,288,74131.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,534,645 0.01 2,602,057-41.02
31 Fertilizers 102,300,038 0.78 95,315,7557.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,588 0.00 53,278-89.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 475,745 0.00 323,55147.04
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 725,875 0.01 11,129,403-93.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,297 0.00 705651.35
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,276,024 0.02 1,605,14141.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,407,927 0.25 22,717,32742.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,764,046 0.10 12,688,5820.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,711,417 0.79 99,850,1373.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 418,207 0.00 213,08396.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 755,411 0.01 1,018,979-25.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,337,424 0.01 4,108,621-67.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 519,460,854 3.94 520,247,013-0.15
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27,582 0.00 28,756-4.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 14,191,044 0.11 10,930,89329.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39,541,120 0.30 24,788,31459.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 847,208 0.01 131,282545.33
52 Cotton 0 0.00 10,263-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 59,140 0.00 42,66938.60
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 2,062-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 71,459-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19,235 0.00 34,473-44.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 837 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,343 0.00 3,146165.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 615,084 0.00 10,5745,716.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,594-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,967 0.00 665,892-97.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81,230 0.00 1,715,518-95.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 57,519 0.00 70,664-18.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 756,960 0.01 1,515,269-50.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 76,401 0.00 38,92596.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 78-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,565,944 0.13 14,549,44513.86
69 Ceramic products 1,483,116 0.01 1,047,99041.52
70 Glass and glassware 8,380,816 0.06 5,678,35347.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 131,936 0.00 25,386419.72
72 Iron and steel 150,525,601 1.14 107,759,59539.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 190,870,962 1.45 179,897,7636.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 22,206,763 0.17 63,811,908-65.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 64,964,688 0.49 110,766,911-41.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,808,508 0.10 9,150,11850.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 154,120 0.00 325,534-52.66
80 Tin and articles thereof 803 0.00 451,684.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 66,262,780 0.50 71,608,639-7.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,112,189 0.05 3,482,897104.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,133,766 0.02 2,388,887-10.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,226,880 0.81 73,020,61246.84
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 20,638,215 0.16 25,155,789-17.96
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 194,855 0.00 210,032-7.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,731,726 0.14 40,453,021-53.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,097,750 0.05 266,7282,561.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,493,247 0.03 22,693,647-84.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 68 0.00 16,859-99.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 900 0.00 0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,206,776 0.02 1,688,70730.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,088,095 0.05 8,076,535-12.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 92,473 0.00 81,70713.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,135 0.00 0
SS Classified 30,300,501 0.23 54 728 631-44.64

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.98% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (32.88% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.33% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (19.78% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.73% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (11.61% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.58% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (15.09% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.33% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (9.79% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.71% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.64% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.86% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (1.52% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $192,505,988;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $160,497,454;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $105,798,755;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $85,988,878;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $79,193,841;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $62,759,135;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $49,858,003;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $48,840,917;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $47,672,494;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $33,241,708;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - an increase of $19,970,907;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $18,667,220;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $17,064,200.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $29,414,417.
Russia’s imports from Finland in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 5,685,602 0.10 4,953,32714.78
02 Meat and edible meat offal 26,355,223 0.46 21,375,94523.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,990,987 0.23 11,489,52813.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 287,582,418 5.07 254,340,71013.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 119,314 0.00 101,09918.02
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 198,622 0.00 197,4310.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,756,718 0.31 18,155,382-2.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,492 0.00 8,04230.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,447,437 0.38 19,802,1528.31
10 Cereals 4,078,153 0.07 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29,844,841 0.53 22,251,28534.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,287 0.00 13,132-59.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,919 0.00 76,221-88.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,513,893 0.08 5,240,783-13.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 882,406 0.02 806,5229.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,617,131 0.05 2,672,508-2.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,414,986 0.13 5,241,91541.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,015,297 0.35 15,592,42328.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,641,415 0.05 2,414,2309.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,673,120 0.21 12,357,385-5.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,863,253 0.88 32,799,05352.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,274,762 0.41 18,906,62723.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,647,780 0.63 16,980,560109.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 190,710 0.00 2,376,097-91.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 288,096,767 5.08 239,255,85020.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 56,314,547 0.99 52,520,8597.22
29 Organic chemicals 23,464,823 0.41 10,785,611117.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 64,937,026 1.14 49,340,64031.61
31 Fertilizers 2,637,674 0.05 646,251308.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 196,509,836 3.46 199,445,519-1.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,600,536 0.38 21,191,3101.93
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 168,972,332 2.98 149,001,42513.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,488,173 0.26 13,493,4947.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 17,195 0.00 8,64798.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 113,962 0.00 116,432-2.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 58,334,392 1.03 42,287,58837.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 374,927,946 6.61 325,069,94315.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 57,400,534 1.01 42,800,52634.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 79,234 0.00 18,274333.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 642,561 0.01 314,256104.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,924,168 0.42 19,696,03321.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,513,160 0.49 21,008,05130.96
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,912 0.00 1,204557.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 43,383 0.00 57,477-24.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 32,397,950 0.57 17,536,76084.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 621,322,978 10.95 573,650,4848.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 88,974,268 1.57 79,612,01911.76
50 Silk 33 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 152,481 0.00 682,314-77.65
52 Cotton 39,768 0.00 117,283-66.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,380 0.00 22,754-19.22
54 Man-made filaments 96,987 0.00 262,338-63.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 178,794 0.00 140,98626.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,921,963 0.10 5,202,02013.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 520,586 0.01 281,95484.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 762,661 0.01 706,6977.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,725,916 0.12 6,863,046-2.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 64,958 0.00 176,027-63.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,514,788 0.03 1,806,408-16.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,675,713 0.17 5,179,95086.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,326,681 0.04 31,741,098-92.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,682,947 0.33 15,428,88321.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,811,846 0.03 1,263,80043.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,706 0.00 3,304102.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6 0.00 521-98.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,754,060 0.89 37,327,34335.97
69 Ceramic products 3,073,035 0.05 3,815,299-19.45
70 Glass and glassware 13,540,559 0.24 14,040,207-3.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 620,589 0.01 1,538,647-59.67
72 Iron and steel 180,629,509 3.18 101,435,66878.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 364,678,533 6.43 374,355,778-2.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 134,576,350 2.37 28,777,595367.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 62,963,011 1.11 203,87630,782.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,916,148 0.40 14,411,66059.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 84,868 0.00 19,627332.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,260 0.00 12,148-48.47
80 Tin and articles thereof 25,755 0.00 168,040-84.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 188,490 0.00 299,617-37.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,927,828 0.16 7,731,61515.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,572,883 0.06 4,991,618-28.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 968,046,249 17.07 775,540,26124.82
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 623,811,470 11.00 463,314,01634.64
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 18,022,093 0.32 8,233,816118.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 188,751,234 3.33 102,762,35683.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,799,691 2.22 110,462,51513.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 59,857,667 1.06 47,123,17127.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 855,440 0.02 579,75747.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 535,621-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 90,634,854 1.60 79,727,59313.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,724,103 0.17 7,513,88229.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 899,752 0.02 1,164,819-22.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29,984 0.00 40,903-26.69
SS Classified 2,865,574 0.05 2 104 10036.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia