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Australia has imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis. The Sanctions Section in DFAT will provide case-by-case advice on the application of sanctions law. We encourage Australian companies with existing business activities with entities located in Russia to register on DFAT’s Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS). OSAS allows Australian companies to submit an enquiry in relation to whether you need a sanctions permit for an activity or a formal application for a sanctions permit.

The Austrade offices in Russia are also responsible for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus. 

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Market update: Mining in opportunities in Russia (PDF, 130KB)


  • Imports from Russia A$422 million
  • Exports to Russia A$664 million
  • Capital Moscow
  • Official Language Russian
  • Area 16,376,870 sq km
  • Population 146.3 million


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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Russia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travelers and tourists going to Russia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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