Andrei Besshtanko of Moscow's Social Protection Department said the "husband for an hour" service will be free of charge for low-income residents.
Moscow city officials said they are planning a service to allow households to rent "husbands" for an hour to do work around the house.
Andrei Besshtanko of Moscow's Social Protection Department said the "husband for an hour" service will allow residents to secure the service of a handyman to perform duties such as fixing leaky faucets and putting up shelves.
Besshtanko said the service will be free for low-income households and will be available to others for a fee.
A number of private business in Russia offer similar services. The Moscow Husband for an Hour company offers "young and strong men with a huge set of technical skills" available around the clock for one hour at a time.
"You've just spent a long time in a store, selecting a new light fixture for your hallway to perfectly match your new decor," the company said on its website. "But you're a beautiful woman with a killer manicure that was done only yesterday, and you're not ready to get intimate with a noisy and horribly vibrating drill. Who can come to your rescue in this case?"
"Assertive men, who'll call themselves your husband for an hour, are on their way to your home," the website reads.
Company officials said the service is marketed to single women, but is also often used by young families lacking in technical skills and elderly residents with limited capabilities.