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Russian Federation


The Russian Alliance against SEC was established in 2004 by Stellit, an NGO in St. Petersburg, and by Sisters, a sexual assault recovery centre. The Alliance’s objectives are to combine the efforts of government and NGOs in combating SEC. In this context, the Alliance works on a number of issues, including prevention, rehabilitation, awareness-raising and research.

Russian Alliance against SEC

Contact: Ms. Maia Rusakova
Phone: +7 812 4452893
Address: C/o “Stellit” St. Petersburg NGO of Social ProjectsBumagnaya str., b. 9, of. 617,St. Petersburg, 190020


Orphans and under-privileged children most often become involved in prostitution and other criminal activities in Russia.

Russia was one of the first states to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and it ratified the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) in 2013.

Russia has specific legislation on child sexual abuse material; nevertheless, it has not yet been defined.


ECPAT International
Russian Federation – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2012

Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Russia

Year: 2015

ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Year: 2014

News from Russian Federation


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is recognized under articles 12.1 of the Criminal Code with regards to Russian citizens (but not habitual residents). Passive extraterritoriality is not recognized. Double criminality is required for extraterritoriality (art. 12.1 of the Criminal Code).

SEC related offences can be considered extraditable offences if they are punished with at least one year of imprisonment under Russian law and fulfil the double criminality principle (Art. 462 (1) and (3) of the Criminal Procedure Law ). Russian citizens cannot be extradited under art. 464.1(1). Double criminality is required for extradition (art. 462 (1)).

Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation, 1996 (status as of 2004), 2001 (status as of 2012)

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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