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.