Russia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 18 times after joining the family in 1994. They were relegated in 1998 but as they did not broadcast the contest, they were relegated in 1999, also.
The country has a mix of placings, sometimes in top 10, sometimes not, but the country has never fallen below 20th place. They have won once and hosted once. Since 2004 they have a 100% qualification record.
In the 2016 Jury Final, the Russian jury live streamed themselves on Periscope. Juror Anastasia Slotskaya showed her scorecard. A day later, the EBU announced that she was dismissed from the Russian jury and that her votes were declared invalid by the EBU.
Russia withdrew from the 2017 Contest in Kiev, Ukraine following a travel ban imposed on Yulia Samoilova. They officially announced their withdrawal on 13th April 2017 after rejecting multiple proposals from the EBU Reference Group. 
|1994||Youddiph||Vječnij stranjik||Russian||9||70||No Semi Finals|
|1995||Philipp Kirkorov||Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana||17||17|
|1996||Andrei Kosinsky||Ya eto ya||--||--||26||14|
|1997||Alla Pugacheva||Primadonna||15||33||No Semi Final|
|Relegated from Participation|
|2001||Mumiy Troll||Lady Alpine Blue||12||37||--||--|
|2002||Prime Minister||Northern Girl||10||55||--||--|
|2003||T.A.T.u.||Ne Ver', Ne Boysia||Russian||3||164||--||--|
|2004||Julia Savicheva||Believe Me||English||11||67||Top 11 in 2003|
|2005||Natalia Podolskaya||Nobody Hurt No One||15||57||Top 12 in 2004|
|2006||Dima Bilan||Never Let You Go||2||248||3||217|
|2007||Serebro||Song #1||3||207||Top 10 in 2006|
|2009||Anastasia Prikhodko||Mamo||Russian, Ukrainian||11||91||Host of 2009|
|2010||Peter Naitch & Friends||Lost and Forgotten||English||11||90||7||74|
|2011||Alexej Vorobjov||Get You||English, Russian||16||77||9||64|
|2012||Buranovskiye Babushki||Party for Everybody||Udmurt, English||2||259||1||152|
|2013||Dina Garipova||What If?||English||5||174||2||156|
|2015||Polina Gagarina||A Million Voices||2||303||1||182|
|2016||Sergey Lazarev||You Are The Only One||3||491||1||342|
|2017||Withdrawn from competition. Statement from the EBU as of 13/04/2017|