New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle claimed two silver medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan.


The New Zealand Embassy in Moscow has moved to a new (temporary) location at 3 Prechistenskaya Naberezhnaya.


Prominent businessman, Mr Nurlan Smagulov has been appointed New Zealand’s first Honorary Consul in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The official inauguration ceremony was held in Astana on 22 May 2015 at the National Museum of Kazakhstan and was attended by members of the Kazakhstan government and local business and diplomatic contacts.

Do you want to have a say on the future of the New Zealand flag?

100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings

25 April 2015 will mark the centenary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the ANZACs – on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.  During the Gallipoli campaign more than 2700 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives, and many more were wounded.


Figures released last week show that New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the year ended December 2014 was 3.3%. The size of the economy for the same period was $238 billion and GDP per capita amounted to $52,720.


Statistics New Zealand has published its annual New Zealand in Profile booklet that provides statistics about the people, economy, and environment of New Zealand.


Ambassador Hamish Cooper headed a New Zealand Embassy team in the annual ‘cold plunge’ event in Moscow’s Serebryany Bor.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.