The Russian Geographical Society headquarters opened in Moscow on the 15th of January, 2013. The ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Vladimir Putin, the President of the Society Sergei Shoigu, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, members of the Society’s Board of Trustees, members of Media Board of the Society and other honored guests.
The Moscow headquarters are located in the 19th century building which used to be the Moscow Merchant Society’s commercial apartment building. During the Soviet Era it served as the dormitory of ethnological faculty of MSU. Members of the Russian Geographical Society were among founders of the faculty.
The Moscow headquarters is a modern complex that holds a library, a media-studio hall, an exhibition hall, a printing office and office spaces for the Executive Directorate of the Society.