The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) held a week-long seminar in Russian capital Moscow.
Six level one coaches qualified as a result of the course, as well as three level one coach educators, five level one match officials and one level one match official educator.
This success means that the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK) can now operate with a degree of self-sufficiency.
Martin Crick, the RLEF coach manager, was encouraged following the seminar.
"A sleeping giant stirs," he said.
"Over 30 coaches, match officials and players attended our seminars in Moscow.
"The enthusiasm, energy and commitment of the participants augurs well for the future development of rugby league here.
"It was a successful week and now ARLK needs to implement a realistic development plan."
Russia are currently ranked 16th in the world rankings.
The country made their sole World Cup appearance in 2000, when the event was held in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France.
They lost all three matches to Australia, England and Fiji and exited after the group stage.
Former Russian international Andrey Zhukov said: "The course was really special.
"After it finished we agreed that we needed more education.
"It allowed us to get to know officials from different teams and I hope that it will be continued."