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The Russian Botanical Society was founded in 1915. Over the years its name has changed several times, it being also known as the State All-Russia Botanical Society and the All-Union Botanical Society. In 1994 it reverted to its original name.
The Society's activities are governed by its Charter which was approved by the Tenth Congress of the Inter-regional Public Organization, the Russian Botanical Society, on 26 May 1998. Election of officers is carried out at periodic Delegate Congresses.

According to the Charter, the main objectives of the Society are to promote all aspects of pure and applied botany, to extend scientific knowledge in the field of botany, and to support theoretical and practical work in botany and plant conservation, through integration with the scientific community as a whole, ensuring debate about topical issues, and the solution of current pressing problems.

The Society seeks to secure its objectives through the following activities: development of private and public initiatives for pure and applied botanical research in different parts of Russia; dissemination of information about botany and achievements in botany both nationally and world-wide; conservation of botanical aspects of Russia's nature and social heritage; promotion of botanical education; improvement of scientific relations between the botanists of Russia and other countries; protection of the rights and interests of botanists.

To achieve these objectives, the Society organizes scientific and applied conferences, seminars, symposia, congresses, lectures, and other scientific events including events at an international level. The Society also organizes and carries out scientific research and experiments in botany and related sciences, and disseminates the results particularly through education. The Society arranges independent public and scientific investigations and reviews of different topics within its remit, and provides help to young scientists, specialists in botany and related sciences, students and young specialists in their scientific research, to improve their professional and scientific qualifications, and to protect their intellectual property, social, economical cultural and other rights and interests. The Society takes part in the training and improvement of specialists, and encourages such work through awards, medals, prizes and honours for such distinguished people as have made a great contribution to the development of botany and related sciences.

Membership is voluntary. The following are eligible for membership:

  1. persons not less than 18 years old, who are citizens of the Russian Federation, foreigners with or without citizenship, and others who carry out scientific research, promote botanical knowledge, teach botany, carry out applied work in botany and related sciences, or whose activity is closely related to botany, who recognize the Charter, aims and objectives of the Society, and who take adequate part in their realization and pay membership fees;

  2. public unions with a managerial form and legal identity, which recognize the Charter, aims and objectives of the Society, take adequate part in their realization and pay membership fees.

Address: The Russian Botanical Society, 193376 St Petersburg, Prof. Popov Street 2, Russia.
Tel.: +7 (812) 2349602
Fax: +7 (812) 2344512
E-mail: rbo@jk2164.spb.edu 
Internet: http://rbo.nm.ru 

 

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