The Fourth Summer School of the Society has started its work
«The Cold Pole connects the oceans» expedition has reached the point of bifurcation
The receipt of applications for the one of the main awards of the Russian Geographical Society has started
The expedition of the Russian Geographical Society will go for the first time from one sea to another on the Okhota and Indigirka rivers
The competitive recruitment to the fourth theoretical and practical Summer School of the Russian Geographical Society goes on
The Russian Geographical Society congratulates you all on the great Victory Day and wishes health, prosperity and peaceful sky over your head
The Russian Geographical Society announces the recruitment of volunteers for two archaeological expeditions, exploring the monuments of world importance
The 19th of April there will be held the Youth Intellectual Club meeting in Moscow Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society
The 17th of April in Tver Region there will take place the opening of the final phase of the All-Russian Olympiad on geography
The young people in age from 18 to 35 years can take part in the competitive selection

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The Russian Geographical Society was established by the highest authority of Nicholas I in 1845. It is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world.

History of the Society

Nowadays, the Russian Geographical Society continues to follow the time-honored traditions established by its founders. Geographers, ecologists, geologists, ethnologists, statisticians, photographers, mass-media representatives, travelers and those, eager to learn new about Russia and ready to help to preserve its natural riches cooperate with the Society.

Regional branches of the Society operates in every of 83 subjects of the Russian Federation.

View the Structure and Projects of the Society.

The Board of Trustees of the Society, headed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has been established in 2010. The Board has restored years-long traditions of patronship and instituted grants of the Society.

Minister of Defense of Russia Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoigu has been elected as the President of Society in 2009.

Representatives of the Russian imperial dynasty, distinguished travelers, researchers and state figures had headed the Society over the past.

State persons, scientists and public figures of Russia and abroad are among the honorable members of the Society: P.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky, S.Yu. Vitte, N.I. Vavilov, V.I. Vernadsky, F.P. Wrangel, A.M. Gorchakov, V.I. Dal, V.A. Obruchev, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Oscar II of Sweden, King of Iran Naser al-Din Shah Qajar; and famous travelers and explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen, Thor Heyerdahl, Jacek Pałkiewicz.

The Russian Geographical Society’s expeditions played significant role in opening of the Siberia and the Far East, Middle and Central Asia, and the World Ocean.