If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
Russian Federation - Summary of Requirements for Animals
SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE
Effective August 27, 2014, there is a temporary restriction on animals from CO and TX due to the ongoing outbreak of vesicular stomatitis. Russia has prohibited the US export of horses or other single-hoofed ungulates, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and semen and embryos of these species.
Effective September 5, 2012, Russia has banned US export of horses, cattle, sheep, swine and semen and embryos from donors in Mora Country, NM.
Mink - Health Certificate- January 2013 (pdf 133kb)
Effective July 17, 2014, all exports of hatching eggs to the Russian Federation must be pre-notified by APHIS. Ask your APHIS VS service center to send scanned copies of the endorsed veterinary health certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org from an e-mail account that ends in “@aphis.usda.gov.” This information must be sent on-line to the e-mail address above before the shipment arrives in Russia. Starting on July 17, 2014, shipments arriving at Russian Federation entry points without the electronic pre-notification by APHIS will be returned, by Russia, to the sender.