ORT finally returned to Russia, the country of its birth, in 1991 after an enforced absence of 53 years. Today, the ORT network in the CIS is considered by the local authorities to include the finest educational establishments available in the region. The opening of the ORT Technology School in Moscow, inaugurated in 1995, was quickly followed by other ORT schools and centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk. Today, ORT has about 30,000 students throughout the CIS and Baltic States.
In its activities within the CIS and Baltic States, ORT retains close contacts with government authorities and central education management bodies. In 1993, a collaboration agreement was signed with the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, in 1996 with the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and further agreements were signed at government level with the Russian Federation in 1999, with Ukraine in 2000, with Moldova in 2001 and Belarus in 2002.