Union of Architects of Russia
The all-Russian non-governmental organization «Union of Architects of Russia» is a creative public association of professionals in architecture, urban planning, cultural heritage protection, and architectural studies. The Union of Architects of Russia comprises 100 regional units and 8 interregional associations of the Union’s organizations. The Union participates in the development of laws related to architecture and urban planning necessary for harmonious development of cities, towns, and other population clusters of the country, nominates and represents architects for state awards and honorary titles, scholarships, and other forms of encouragement and material support. An important line of the Union’s activities is the organization of festivals, contests, exhibitions, and other events related to architecture. Also in the Union of Architects of Russia, there are Professional councils that monitor and evaluate the results of professional activities in the country, as well as responsible for the formation of the position and policy of the Union – it's the Council of sustainable architecture, the Council for urban planning and territorial planning, the Council for architecture, the Council for support of architectural education, the Heritage Council, the Council for landscape architecture and the Council of Chief architects.