The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the independent government agency that provides economic development and humanitarian assistance in sixty countries. Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, USAID has achieved a proud record of accomplishments across the globe.

USAID has been working in Russia since 1992, assisting Russia with its transition to a market economy and democratic society. The primary goals of the USAID/Russia programs are to promote systemic change in key reform areas and to develop constituencies for reforms that will last. The key areas of reform include Economic Restructuring, Democracy Building and Improved Social Services.

Since 1992, USAID has provided roughly $1.7 billion toward appropriate technical expertise and training opportunities to enable Russia to move as rapidly and successfully as possible through the country's economic and political transition.

In order to accomplish these goals, USAID/Russia works in partnership with private voluntary organizations, U.S. and Russian private businesses, and U.S. and Russian governmental and non-governmental agencies.

For further information on our projects and programs in Russia, please contact us at:

U.S. Agency for International Development
Office of Program and Project Development
American Embassy Moscow
19/23 Novinsky Bulvar
Moscow Russia 121099
Tel: (7-095) 728-5366
Fax: (7-095) 960-2140
Internet: www.usaid.gov