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All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Fundamental and Applied Parasitology of Animals and Plant – a branch of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution “Federal Scientific Centre VIEV”

Parasitology Specimen Collection

Parasitology Specimen Collection

(Central Museum of Helminthology)

The Parasitology Specimen Collection is an integral part of the Biology and Biological Foundations of Prevention Laboratory and is part of the VNIIP – FSC VIEV run directly by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Currently, the Parasitology Specimen Collection holds about 130,000 specimens, and covers over 2,000 helminth species from more than 700 species of animals and humans.

The Collection is divided into following three parts:

1. Main Stock - it includes 24,143 depository items;

2. Demonstration Stock – 600 macro items to display;

3. Reserve Stock – fully unrecorded.

Annotated catalogue of type specimens of helminths

Printed copy is available to order.

The BLOG of the Biology and Biological Foundations of Prevention Laboratory: «the Parasitology Specimen Collection» 

Curator of the Parasitology Specimen Collection,

Senior Research Associate

Alexander Valerievich Khrustalev

Alexander Valerievich has been working in the Biology and Biological Foundations of Prevention Laboratory for 43 years.

His scientific work is inextricably connected with the Parasitology Specimen Collection, and his experience in preservation, enrichment and information technology support of the Collection is unique.


Senior Research Associate,

Alexander Sergeevich Moskvin


Alexander Sergeevich does a lot of work with the stock of the Parasitology Specimen Collection.

Many people know him as an enthusiastic lecturer in the showroom of the Collection who has extensive knowledge about the Collection itself and about biology of the development of causative agents of animal and human parasitic diseases.


How to get on the tour?

The exposition part of the Parasitology Specimen Collection is visited in groups by prior request submitted to the Secretary of the Organization Lyudmila Mikhailovna Al Miladzhi by phone or e-mail.

Contact phone number: 8 (499) 124-56-55

e-mail: secretar@vniigis.ru

Fellow scientists wishing to visit the scientific part of the Parasitology Specimen Collection in connection with scientific work performed by them should first contact the Curator of the Collection Alexander Valerievich Khrustalev.

e-mail: hrustalev@vniigis.ru.

Visiting Hours:

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM on weekdays.

The Collection address: 28 B. Cheremushkinskaya Street, Moscow.