Russia
COOMET MoU year of signing:1991 (full member)
Area:17 125 191 km2
Population:146.7 million
last update: 31.03.2010

1. Law on metrology
The Federal Law of the Russian Federation on Assuring the Uniformity of Measurements ╣ 102-FL dated 26.06.2008 (as worded in Federal Laws N 242-FZ of 18.07.2011, N 347-FZ of 30.11.2011, N 133-FZ of 28.07.2012, N 338-FZ of 02.12.2013, N 160-FZ of 23.06.2014, N 254-FZ of 21.07.2014, N 233-FZ of 13.07.2015, N 496-FZ of 27.12.2019).
2. Metrological infrastructure
Realization of this Law, fulfilment of metrological functions and terms of reference are approved by Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation- No. 314 of 9 March, 2004 and No. 649 of 20 May, 2004 and Government Directives- No. 294 of 17 June, 2004 and No. 438 of 05 June, 2008, and are implemented by the Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) under the Federal Ministry of Industry and Energy (Minpromtorg of Russia).
Minpromtorg of Russia is a Federal Executive body responsible for the development of government policy and state regulation in the field of technical regulating, standardization and ensuring uniformity of measurements.
Rosstandart is a Federal Executive body responsible for providing government services and managing state property in the field of technical regulating, standardization and ensuring the uniformity of measurements.
The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart)
Head:Mr. Aleksey Abramov
└ddress:Presnenskaya embankment, 10, building 2, Moscow, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 547-51-55
E-mail:pr.abramov@rst.gov.ru
Web:https://www.rst.gov.ru
Deputy Head:Dr. Sergey Golubev
└ddress:Presnenskaya embankment, 10, building 2, Moscow, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 547-52-00
E-mail:golubev@rst.gov.ru
Acting Head of Metrology Department:Mr. Anton Gusev
└ddress:Presnenskaya embankment, 10, building 2, Moscow, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 547-51-94
E-mail:metrol@rst.gov.ru
Rosstandart directs the work of the following:
  • State Service of Time and Frequency and Determination of the Earth Rotation Parameters (SSTF);
  • State Service of Reference Materials of the Composition and Properties of Substances and Materials (SSRM);
  • State Service of Standard Reference Data of Physical Constants and Properties of Substances and Materials (SSSRD)
State regulation is executed in the following forms:
  • type approval of reference materials or type of measuring instruments;
  • verification of measuring instruments;
  • metrological examination;
  • Federal state metrological supervision; (as amended by the Federal law of 18.07.2011 N 242-FL)
  • certification of measurement procedures;
  • accreditation of legal entities and self-employed entrepreneurs to perform work and (or) render services in the field of assurance of measurement uniformity.
The state metrological supervision is carried out over:
  • observance of obligatory requirements in sphere of state regulation of assurance of measurement uniformity to measurements, measurement units and also to standards, standard reference material, measuring instruments during their release from manufacture, import on territory of the Russian Federation, sale and application on territory of the Russian Federation;
  • availability and observance of the certified measurement procedures.
International cooperation in the field of metrology is performed with the following organizations:
  • International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML);
  • International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM);
  • Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions (COOMET);
  • Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF);
  • Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC);
  • The Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC);
  • other international and regional organizations.
Metrology institutes of Russian Federation actively collaborate with national metrology centers of Germany, the USA, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Japan, France, Korea, China, India, Belarus, Ukraine, etc.
A large part of activity regarding the development, improvement, maintenance and use of national measurement standards, as well as research in the field of metrology including elaboration of normative documents of measurement uniformity assurance is carried out by Metrology Institutes of Rosstandart, which are the centers of standards on the fixed types and areas of measurements. The majority of these institutes is specialized in specific fields of measurements and accredited as state test centers of measuring instruments and verification centers, as bodies on voluntary certification of measuring instruments.
Federal State Unitary Enterprise "All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Metrology named after D.I. Mendeleev" (VNIIM)
Acting General Director:Mr. Anton Pronin
└ddress:19 Moscovsky Prospect, 190005 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Telephone:+7 812 251 76 01
E-mail:info@vniim.ru
Web:http://vniim.ru
Federal State Unitary Enterprise "All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Technical and Radio Technical Measurements" (VNIIFTRI)
General Director:Dr. Sergey Donchenko
└ddress:Mendeleevo, Solnechnogorsky District, 141570, Moscow Region, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 526-63-00
E-mail:director@vniiftri.ru
Web:http://vniiftri.ru
Federal State Unitary Enterprise "All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements" (VNIIOFI)
Director:Mr. Andrey Baturin
└ddress:46 Ozernaya Str., 119361 Moscow, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 437-56-33
E-mail:vniiofi@vniiofi.ru
Web:http://vniiofi.ru
Federal State Unitary Enterprise "All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Metrological Service" (VNIIMS)
Director:Dr. Alexander Kuzin
└ddress:46 Ozernaya Str., 119361 Moscow, Russia
Telephone:+7 (495) 437-37-29
E-mail:office@vniims.ru
Web:http://vniims.ru
Rosstandart is also responsible for the State regional centers for standardization, metrology and testing (FBU CSM), whose priority activities are: conducting tests for the state supervision, verification of measuring instruments, testing of measuring instruments for type approval, control for comformity to type of manufactured and used measuring instruments, inspection control of accredited metrological services of legal entities, assessment of the state of measurements in testing and measurement laboratories. At present, there are 74 FBU CSMs located in 8 Federal Districts in the Russian Federation.
3. National measurement standards
Russia has 160 primary standards. Information on all standards of the Russian Federation, as well as their distribution by measurement areas and State metrological research institutes is available at:
http://fif.vniiftri.ru/DB/com/index.htm?RU,ETALON
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Member of the Metre Convention since 1875.
Signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA): Rosstandard (October 14, 1999).

Representatives of metrology institutes of the Russian Federation participate in the work of all Consultative Committees of the international Bureau of weights and measures.
Designated institutions:
VNIIM is a signatory of the CIPM MRA and may use the CIPM MRA logo since October 14 2006.
VNIIFTRI is a signatory of the CIPM MRA and may use the CIPM MRA logo since November 13 2006.
VNIIOFI is a signatory of the CIPM MRA and may use the CIPM MRA logo since November 14 2006.
VNIIMS is a signatory of the CIPM MRA and may use the CIPM MRA logo since November 07 2006.

The information about the participation of the Russian Federation in the CIPM MRA is available at
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/ru/cipm-mra.html.

First Deputy Director for Science of FSUE ôVNIIMSö (Doctor of Technical Sciences Fedor Bulygin) is a member of CIPM (since 2014)
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/ru/
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
VNIIM QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R39 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
VNIIOFI QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R34 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
VNIIFTRI QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R36 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
VNIIMS QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R38 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
SNIIM QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R45 until 15.02.2022
UNIIM QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R47 until 15.02.2022
VNIIR QMS certificate of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): QSF-R49 until 15.02.2022

VNIIM QMS certificate of recognition (ISO 17034): QSF-R63 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
VNIIOFI QMS certificate of recognition (ISO 17034): QSF-R64 until 27.08.2020 (extended until 01.03.2021 in accordance with a resolution of COOMET Presidential Council in view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic)
UNIIM QMS certificate of recognition (ISO 17034): QSF-R62 until 15.02.2022
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)
7. OIML membership status
OIML Member state
https://www.oiml.org/en/structure/members/contactmember_view?IDCountry=178&CountryName=RUSSIAN%20FEDERATION&iso=RU&M=1

The specialists of Russian NMIs participate in work of all OIML TCs/PCs.
Russian Federation maintains the Secretariats of the following OIML TCs/PCs:

TC 10/SC 2 "PRESSURE GAUGES WITH ELASTIC SENSING ELEMENTS" (VNIIMS);
TC 11/SC 1 "RESISTANCE THERMOMETERS" (VNIIM);
TC 11/SC 3 "RADIATION THERMOMETERS" (VNIIM);
TC 15 "Measuring instruments for ionizing radiations" (VNIIFTRI);
TC 15/SC 1 "Measuring instruments for ionizing radiations used in medical applications" (VNIIFTRI);
TC 17 "Instruments for physico-chemical measurements" (VNIIM);
TC 17/SC 2 "Saccharimeters" (VNIIM);
TC 17/SC 3 "pH-metry" (VNIIFTRI);
TC 17/SC 4 "Conductometry" (VNIIM);
TC 17/SC 5 "Viscosimetry" (VNIIM);
TC 17/SC 6 "Gas analysis" (VNIIM);
TC 18/SC 4 "Bio-electrical instruments" (VNIIOFI);
TC 3/¤╩ 3 "Reference materials" (VNIIM);
TC 7/¤╩ 1 "Measuring instruments for length" (VNIIM);
TC 9/¤╩ 4 "Densities" (VNIIM).

The information about the participation of Russian Federation in OIML TCs/PCs work is available at:
https://www.oiml.org/en/tc-sc-pg/scinfo_view?idsc=41&sclabel=pH-metry&idtc=17&tcnum=17&tclabel=Instruments%20for%20physico-chemical%20measurements&scnum=3