The Russian Chess Federation (RCF) is a public nonprofit organisation bringing together individuals and chess federations of republics, districts, regions, cities of federal significance, autonomous regions and autonomous districts of the Russian Federation. The activities of the RCF are aimed at developing and popularizing chess in the Russian Federation. The RCF was founded on 15 February 1992. The management bodies of the RCF are the Congress and the Supervisory Board of the RCF. The Board of Trustees of the RCF is the collegiate body for deliberation and consultation acting on a pro-bono basis. 

The RCF is the organizer of the annual All-Russian Children's Championship, the tournament "Belaya Ladya" among educational institutions, the Championship of Russia, and other chess competitions. Since 2012, the programme "Chess in Museums" has been implemented in Russia at the initiative of the RCF together with the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko.

The RCF develops and implements programmes for the development of chess, including chess for children, and assists in expanding the network of chess clubs and leagues in the regions of the RF. It is the organiser of individual and team competitions in Russia, and organises the participation of Russian chess players in international competitions. It assists in strengthening the positions of Russian chess players in the international arena, and develops athletic connections with international chess federations, national and international organisations, including FIDE.

Supervisory Board

Andrey Filatov President
Alexander Zhukov Vice-President
Anatoly Karpov Vice-President
Natalya Komarova Vice-President
Andrey A. Guryev Vice-President
Pavel Chinsky Vice-President