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The Chess Federation of Russia (CFR) was called the Russian Chess Federation from 1992 to 2019. It is a national social organization that unites regional chess organizations and is a member of FIDE. The Federation was established in 1992 as a successor to the Soviet Chess Federation.

The highest governing body is the Congress of the Federation, which is called at least once every four years. In addition, the Supervisory Board is the collegiate governing body which contains five Vice-Presidents and 26 representatives of regional federations. Since 2014, the only acting body has been the President of the Federation. CFR President is Andrey Filatov.

CFR is the organizer of several Russian and international tournaments, including the Higher League of the Russian championship, the Russian team championship and the international tournament Belaya Ladya. Furthermore, under the Federation's patronage, Russia hosts the national rapid and blitz championships, the Russian Cup, the Rapid Grand Prix and the Russian Youth Cup.
The Federation comprises regional federations.
Andrey Filatov
President of the Chess Federation of Russia
Andrey Filatov is a Russian entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tuloma investment company and a co-owner of the Globaltrans company. He is the head of the Chess Federation of Russia. He is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts.

He is a candidate master of sports of USSR.
On 1st February 2014 at the 22nd Congress of the Russian Chess Federation, Filatov was elected RCF President. The former Chairman of the Supervisory Board Arkady Dvorkovich, who was succeeded by Filatov, gave his support to his successor: "Under the leadership of Filatov, RCF has hosted notable tournaments, like the World Championship Match in the Tretyakov Gallery and the Alekhine Memorial in the Louvre and Russian Museum. Filatov has sufficient experience in organizing the largest tournaments and he knows and understands the chess world".

From 2014 to 2018, Andrey Filatov was FIDE Vice-President.

Since 2016, Filatov has been the Head coach of the Russian men's chess national team. As a coach, he was awarded a bronze medal in 2016 at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku and in 2016 at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in 2018 in Batumi. In 2017, he won the silver medal at the World Team Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, and in 2019, the Russian national team won gold at the World Team Championship in Astana.

On 3rd February 2018 at the 13th Congress of the Russian Chess Federation, Andrey Filatov was re-elected for a second term.