Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Italy in 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Italy in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Italy was $25,240,531,299, down 6.47% ($1,745,423,870) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Italy in 2019 were $14,341,966,342, down 12.58% ($2,063,732,910) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Italy in 2019 totaled $10,898,564,957, up 3.01% ($318,309,040) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in 2019 was $3,443,401,385, a 40.89% decrease ($2,382,041,950) over 2018.

Italy was Russia’s 7th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 5th in 2018), accounting for 3.7867% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.9217% in 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 7th largest export market in 2019 (up from 8th in 2018), accounting for 3.3923% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.6460% in 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 4.4706% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.4427% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 82.16% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (83.93% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.25% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (8.45% in 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.72% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.84% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.47% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.37% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $231,577,952;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $97,956,270;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $55,129,995.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,990,871,804;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $230,788,316.
Russia’s exports to Italy in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,212,317 0.01 832,51245.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 392 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,983,433 0.01 98,7401,908.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,218,233 0.08 28,709,948-60.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,566 0.00 81,556-90.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 420,293 0.00 124,962236.34
10 Cereals 22,807,154 0.16 27,583,931-17.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 746,668 0.01 907,364-17.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,163,876 0.11 4,559,807232.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 108,865-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 80,575 0.00 70,43214.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,468,843 0.03 1,987,655124.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,739,900 0.02 3,528,732-22.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 817,453 0.01 388,836110.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 52,433 0.00 34,24853.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 282,829 0.00 276,5912.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 306,606 0.00 1,153,710-73.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 858,769 0.01 2,106,906-59.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60,135,674 0.42 43,368,32738.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 155,621 0.00 139,97211.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,441,548 0.03 3,318,31333.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,639,597 0.04 2,889,04195.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,772,653,480 82.09 13,763,525,284-14.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,964,872 0.13 20,593,681-7.91
29 Organic chemicals 13,439,005 0.09 12,853,9694.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,886,623 0.02 3,060,746-5.69
31 Fertilizers 38,323,454 0.27 58,403,367-34.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,844,618 0.03 2,428,93199.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,897,885 0.02 2,379,69921.78
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 2,181,219 0.02 3,081,352-29.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 182,723 0.00 3,1245,749.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 464,493 0.00 390,93018.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,090 0.00 10,81511.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,923,086 0.05 4,896,41441.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 39,366,048 0.27 59,458,461-33.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 53,359,674 0.37 56,788,490-6.04
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23,442,281 0.16 33,332,589-29.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,531,060 0.01 6,987,082-78.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16,325,139 0.11 23,044,558-29.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 99,169,302 0.69 117,700,802-15.74
45 Cork and articles of cork 516 0.00 25999.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,064 0.00 113841.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,131,835 0.01 4,169,668-48.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 94,646,966 0.66 118,885,421-20.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 208,491 0.00 243,277-14.30
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 362,200 0.00 238,01552.18
52 Cotton 1,047,392 0.01 934,91112.03
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 127,822 0.00 111,12815.02
54 Man-made filaments 3,274,208 0.02 4,175,303-21.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 239,858 0.00 99,430141.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 688,170 0.00 2,273,621-69.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,252 0.00 7,541-56.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26 0.00 180-85.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,858 0.00 30,97451.28
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1 0.00 6,756-99.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,384,192 0.01 993,78639.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,718,711 0.03 4,612,966-19.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,272,431 0.01 1,772,559-28.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,618,502 0.02 2,317,04313.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27,923 0.00 30,182-7.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 58 0.00 8625.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,060 0.00 521,100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,635,056 0.01 1,946,026-15.98
69 Ceramic products 1,773,199 0.01 3,463,535-48.80
70 Glass and glassware 11,751,953 0.08 11,502,6902.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 533,425,068 3.72 301,847,11676.72
72 Iron and steel 916,261,103 6.39 1,147,049,419-20.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,248,427 0.05 6,708,1278.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 65,408,628 0.46 10,278,633536.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,193,961 0.18 4,663,376440.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 303,925,331 2.12 205,969,06147.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,765 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,856 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,104,293 0.04 7,918,071-22.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,036,409 0.01 1,343,204-22.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,918,571 0.01 2,019,826-5.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53,669,985 0.37 42,784,12025.44
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 36,295,813 0.25 13,729,772164.36
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 445,022 0.00 51,664761.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,460,973 0.05 5,342,04839.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 31,585,681-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,502,374 0.04 11,516,305-52.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32,200 0.00 120,759-73.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22,653 0.00 96,304-76.48
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 11,984,748 0.08 17,734,909-32.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 749,421 0.01 1,713,618-56.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15,035 0.00 14,7611.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42,643 0.00 530,002-91.95
SS Classified 7,744,487 0.05 143 656 337-94.61

Russia’s Imports from Italy

The major share of Russian imports from Italy in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.59% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (41.83% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.90% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (20.72% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.90% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.53% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.25% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.13% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.80% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.59% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.52% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Italy in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $347,661,641;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $216,806,529;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $46,710,011;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $40,541,654.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $51,170,230;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $34,433,688;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $32,905,460.
Russia’s imports from Italy in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 733,486 0.01 400,73383.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,152-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,864,990 0.05 4,079,89843.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 509,301 0.00 389,07830.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 41,667,878 0.38 92,838,108-55.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,326 0.00 12,17825.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105,500,816 0.97 98,953,5456.62
10 Cereals 2,129,327 0.02 1,726,79123.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,854,769 0.04 3,149,16054.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,281,096 0.18 20,142,524-4.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,583,326 0.04 4,251,1927.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 223,284 0.00 100,578122.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61,615,812 0.57 62,642,096-1.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,352,506 0.07 15,728,938-53.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,534,915 0.15 14,333,88415.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 60,058,554 0.55 62,966,864-4.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 82,546,387 0.76 86,097,593-4.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 46,801,006 0.43 50,546,742-7.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41,263,908 0.38 38,270,4847.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 438,010,937 4.02 391,300,92611.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60,784,702 0.56 59,792,1731.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 79,147,556 0.73 105,990,408-25.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,545,855 0.03 3,987,113-11.07
26 Ores, slag and ash 580,055 0.01 760,745-23.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,529,938 0.13 18,744,910-22.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,683,492 0.08 9,863,173-11.96
29 Organic chemicals 86,843,230 0.80 109,159,997-20.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 998,249,658 9.16 650,588,01753.44
31 Fertilizers 3,611,107 0.03 5,852,919-38.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 184,577,054 1.69 187,734,689-1.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 317,867,621 2.92 313,171,1761.50
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 71,567,676 0.66 82,361,876-13.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27,469,624 0.25 33,389,085-17.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,672,476 0.02 2,244,68519.06
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,714,212 0.02 2,467,100-30.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 158,910,044 1.46 162,365,587-2.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 508,567,440 4.67 509,259,535-0.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 125,095,569 1.15 124,103,3980.80
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10,017,335 0.09 10,747,112-6.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 156,317,599 1.43 160,124,977-2.38
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21,854,557 0.20 25,807,381-15.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,093,913 0.26 31,527,055-10.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 44,221 0.00 30,93942.93
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 201,958 0.00 109,12585.07
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 159,809 0.00 98,03663.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 88,319,070 0.81 98,356,356-10.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47,110,229 0.43 30,956,78252.18
50 Silk 1,568,062 0.01 945,60365.83
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10,024,921 0.09 9,684,9663.51
52 Cotton 6,431,286 0.06 8,985,639-28.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 951,414 0.01 1,016,920-6.44
54 Man-made filaments 8,652,588 0.08 12,796,444-32.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 10,635,936 0.10 13,326,807-20.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,023,252 0.24 31,245,465-16.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,288,813 0.03 3,602,419-8.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,680,075 0.04 3,092,01451.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,967,404 0.13 14,569,841-4.13
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,477,853 0.07 9,381,130-20.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 234,287,410 2.15 228,456,6722.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 311,327,082 2.86 332,271,577-6.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,722,946 0.11 13,241,904-11.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 342,997,604 3.15 375,903,064-8.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,105,255 0.12 12,933,0351.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 426,272 0.00 525,981-18.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 328,099 0.00 175,88286.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45,504,306 0.42 31,466,18244.61
69 Ceramic products 93,085,400 0.85 98,080,259-5.09
70 Glass and glassware 20,506,842 0.19 25,527,618-19.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 95,801,130 0.88 80,926,31118.38
72 Iron and steel 36,305,271 0.33 38,410,048-5.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 411,434,200 3.78 370,892,54610.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 66,963,846 0.61 64,308,2194.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,734,015 0.05 3,619,07458.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 68,665,495 0.63 78,279,570-12.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 205,046 0.00 179,16314.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 509,663 0.00 229,613121.97
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,993 0.00 9,202-24.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,863,950 0.02 1,758,1696.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 54,789,454 0.50 50,464,4818.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 94,611,659 0.87 89,449,6545.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,476,114,798 31.90 3,259,308,2696.65
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 626,967,504 5.75 644,424,859-2.71
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 6,735,653 0.06 5,833,96515.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 264,677,149 2.43 268,399,433-1.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,124,094 0.20 17,802,33024.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 244,622,896 2.24 230,374,8036.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,948,711 0.02 1,768,94110.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,494,710 0.01 622,386140.16
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 201,073,133 1.84 235,506,821-14.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29,181,322 0.27 41,365,654-29.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,048,601 0.28 28,990,3233.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 592,412 0.01 622,959-4.90
SS Classified 43,016,808 0.39 151 952 889-71.69
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia