FIG President meets FIG Members from the Russian Federation
1st – 3rd August, 2012, Moscow, Russia
Some of the participants at the session hosted by the Moscow
University of Geodesy and Cartography.
The International Federation of Surveyors has six members from
within the Russian Federation, in all four membership categories. The
Federal Agency for Geodesy and Cartography (ROSREESTR) and the Non-Commercial Partnership of Cadastral Engineers are Member
Associations, Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography and the State University of Land Use Planning are Academic Members, the
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy is an Affiliate Member and
Meridian+, a Corporate Member. Together, they invited President CheeHai
TEO to Moscow and to interact with FIG’s members from the Russian
During the visit, FIG President made presentations to one audience at the
State University of Land Use Planning, the role, focus and work plan of the
International Federation of Surveyors under the current Council and to a
second audience at the Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography on the
topic, Spatially Enabled Society. The FIG President was also informed and
briefed on the current emphasis and challenges of FIG’s Members in Russia
through presentations from V. Kislov, President of Non-Commercial
Partnership of Cadastral Engineers, Sergei Nicholaevich Volkov, the
President-Rector of the State University of Land Use Planning and Andrey
A. Mayorov, the Rector of the Moscow University of Geodesy and
A. Karpik, Rector of the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy. Vasily
V Shlapak, Dean of the Geodesy Faculty at the Moscow University of
Geodesy and Cartography spoke fondly of his various past engagements and
activities with FIG and Vice Dean Irina Fartukova, FIG Commission 2
Vice-Chair, spoke and outlined the preparation for FIG’s Commission 2
workshop in Moscow this September, the first FIG Commission level event in
The Academic Members from the Russian Federation expressed their desire
to work with FIG Commission 2 and consider the possibility of developing a
framework for the accreditation of surveying programs.
The FIG President also visited the sole Corporate Member from Russia,
Meridian+, and was briefed on its activities by Alexander Golovikhin,
the Director General as well as his fellow director Yuriy Bugaevskiy.
A Majorov, the Rector of the Moscow University of Geodesy and
Cartography with FIG President.
FIG President with
A. Golovikhin, Director General of
V. Kislov (L), President of Non-Commercial Partnership of
Cadastral Engineers, S Volkov (middle), the President-Rector
of the State University of Land Use Planning with FIG President.