Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu at the discretion of the Russian Geographical Society Congress was continued the President of the Society for another term. According to the amendments to the Charter adopted at the Congress Shoigu will hold office for six years.
According to Sergei Shoigu, he manages to combine his work as the Minister of Defense and "such interesting work, as getting acquainted with my country." "To run the Russian Geographical Society is a great honor for me," - said the President of the Society.
Sergei Shoigu was first elected president in 2009. Over the past five years, the team of the Russian Geographical Society, under his leadership managed to achieve a lot. One important achievement was the preservation and revival of the traditions of the Society.
The Congress is the supreme governing body of the All-Russian public organization, the oldest public organization of the country. It is attended by delegates elected by regional and local branches of the Society, members of the Governing Council, delegates of the Academic Council, the Council of Elders and the Council of Regions.