Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Russian only.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Russia

Provides information and links to other sources of information on population, crime, and drugs in Russia.


Moscow Center for Prison Reform

This website offers information on gulags (state-run prisons) in this former Soviet Republic. Information on the number of prisoners, demographic characteristics, the Russian prison system, and more are available, in Russian and English.

Hate Crime

The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis

This website offers information on nationalism and racism, relations between the churches and secular society, and political radicalism. The Center is also interested in human rights issues, especially government misuse of counter-extremism measures. Users may access numerous reports on racism and xenophobia, misuse of anti-extremism, and religion in secular society, in Russian and English.

Human Rights

Country of Origin Information - UK Home Office

The COI Service provides information on asylum seekers' country of origin for use by the UK Border Agency officials at all stages of the asylum determination process. This is an abbreviated report on human rights issues, geographical, economic and historical information.

The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis

The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis is a non-profit organization that conducts informational and research work on such topics as nationalism and xenophobia, relations between the churches and the secular society, political radicalism and human rights. Users may access numerous reports, or interact with a database to produce tables that relate to acts of violence, vandalism, and criminal sentences.

Juvenile Justice

Justice Justice in Russia

This website provides a system of links to relevant thematic informational resources that also serves as an instrument of consolidation between the partners and other participants of the project, as well as reinforcing and promoting the idea of development of juvenile justice in Russia.

Law & the Courts

Constitution (In Russian)

Guide to Law Online, Russia

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Russia Legal Server

Access to legal and related information concerning the Russian Federation. Includes the following: links to Russian legal news, digest and Listservice, Russian Laws, tutorial on Russian legal research, legal & business memoranda and commentaries, and classifieds.

Supreme Court

Includes information on Russia's judiciary. Russian only.

Police & Law Enforcement

The Ministry of Internal Affairs Links

Describes functions and the organization of the Ministry, military justice, judiciary, legal codes, etc.

Research & Statistics

EU-Russia Centre

The EU-Russia Centre is an independent information and expertise resource for anyone interested in modern Russia, its democratic status and the future of EU-Russia relations. It seeks to promote closer ties between the EU and Russia, to develop ideas about the future of the relationship, and to ensure that both sides adhere to international standards concerning key elements of a civil society such as democracy, civil liberties and an independent judiciary. Multiple reports are available to download.

Russian Eurasian Security Network (RES)

The RES is a global initiative by leading academic institutes, think tanks, NGOs and media organizations. It provides the framework for studies of security-related developments in Russia and the states of the Eurasian region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). The RES offers The Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), a bi-weekly electronic journal covering political, economic and social developments in Russia and its regions; the Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD), a monthly internet publication analyzing the political, economic, and social situation in the three South Caucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia within the context of international and security dimensions of this region's development. Also available is a range of information services providing analyses, publications, links, and statistics on regional security trends and economic indicators.