History of the Russian Society of Sociologists is already 20 years old. The Society was organized in 1989 in the framework of the Soviet Sociological Association, first as a Republican organization, but in 1991 it became independent. In 1992 the Soviet Sociological Association stopped it practices and transmitted its` powers as a member of the International Sociological Associations and coordinator of the regional offices in the territory of Russia passed to the RSS.
Annual Russian and regional conferences, seminars, contests of students` research papers - all this included in the activity of RSS. Russian Society of Sociologists is actively working with the European and the International Sociological Association, the members of the RSS are involved in international activities. RSS`s publications are expecting with interest in Russia and abroad.
Currently, the RSS has regional offices in almost all the regions of the Russian Federation (72 offices) and for each perspective areas of research created a research committee under the leadership of distinguished scientists (33 сommittee). We are in touch with all of our offices. Also we conduct the regular distribution of news and information about upcoming events. RSS actively helps young professionals, pays grants and conducting competitions for students in sociology. In September of 2000, the RSS was one of the organizers of the First all-Russian Congress of Sociology, in 2003, co-organizer of the second (II), in 2008, one of the organizers of the third (III), and finally, in 2012, co-organizer of the IV all-Russian Congress of Sociology in Ufa. In 2016 the V all-Russian Congress of Sociology was held in Ekaterinburg.