President of the Society: V.V. Rozhnov, academician of the RAS
Scientific Secretary: A.L. Antonevich, PhD
The Russian Theriological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences brings together scientists of Russia and the former Soviet Union who study mammals. The Society contributes to the development and dissemination of knowledge about rare and economically important species of mammals.
The Russian Theriological Society RAS includes several working groups and commissions. The Russian Theriological Society works as a structure of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in 1973 as the All-Union Theriological Society and was transformed into the Russian Theriological Society in 1992. It was headed by Academicians Vladimir E. Sokolov and Vladimir N. Bolshakov. In 2016 y. Academician Vladimir N. Bolshakov was awarded the title of President Emeritus and Academician Vyacheslav V. Rozhnov became President of the Society. Financial and organizational support for its activities is provided mainly by the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS.
The Russian Journal of Theriology is the official journal of the Society since 2017. The Society regularly organizes various meetings, conferences, workshops and congresses. Every 4 years the Society organizes Theriological Congress “Theriofauna of Russia and adjacent territories”.
Address: Russia, 119071, Moscow, Leninskij prosp., 33