Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Justice. The FBI’s mission is to protect and defend the United States while protecting the rights of citizens guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The FBI’s focus is the prevention of terrorist acts against United States’ citizens and the investigation of violations of federal law. The FBI employs over 11,000 Special Agents throughout the United States and in more than 47 US Embassies abroad.

The FBI office in Moscow cooperates with Russian authorities against terrorism and other criminal activity which affect both the Russian Federation and the United States. The FBI enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Federal Security Service, Federal Tax Police, State Customs Committee, and Procuracy General. The FBI cannot conduct independent investigations in the Russian Federation.

The FBI in Moscow can be contacted about terrorism directed against the United States and violations of US criminal law via e-mail at MoscowFBI@state.gov or through mail at the following address:

American Embassy Moscow
Legal Attache
Bolshoy Deviatinsky pereulok, d. 8
121099 Moscow, Russia

Russian citizens who would like to file a criminal complaint against a US person or entity should file the complaint through a Russian law enforcement agency.

Additional information regarding the FBI can be found at the website www.fbi.gov.