Russian Red Cross Society

The Russian Red Cross Society (Russian: Росси́йский Кра́сный Крест, tr. Rossiyskiy Krasnyy Krest, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskij 'krɐsnij 'kryest]) is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in Russia. It is the designated national affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Russian Red Cross Society
Российский Красный Крест
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Formation15 May 1867; 154 years ago (1867-05-15)[1]
[3 May 1867 Old Style]
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Volunteers (2019)
Balcha Hospital of Russian Red Cross in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

It is now particularly concerned with problems relating to undocumented migrants, and, with the help of the international federation, provides food parcels and support to people who are detained.[3]

It was established by the order of Tsar Alexander II. Grand Duchess, Elizaveta Fedorovna was responsible for the organisation in Moscow.[citation needed]

There were 109 Red Cross schools of nursing in Russia in 1914. 25000 Sisters of Mercy were trained between 1914 and 1916. The society ran short courses for nurses and sanitary workers in Moscow in 1919 and provided support for mentally ill soldiers. [4]


  2. ^ "Russia: IFRC Country Office 2019". 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Red Cross raises TB awareness among women held in Russia". International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  4. ^ Khwaja, Barbara (26 May 2017). "Health Reform in Revolutionary Russia". Socialist Health Association. Retrieved 26 May 2017.