Address and contacts:

12/30 Vera Voloshina Str.,
Mytishchi Moscow region, Russia 141014


Tel.: (495) 640-57-11

Е-mail: ruc@rucoop.ru

Skype: ruc_priem

Founder

Central Union of the Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation (Centrosoyuz) is the founder of the Russian University of Cooperation.

Centrosoyuz of the Russian Federation is a non-profit organization, a voluntary union of consumer societies of Russia.

The cooperative societies-members of the system of Centrosoyuz deal with gathering and storing medicinal herbals, mushrooms, berries in ecological regions of the country as well as farmerself-made products.The organizations of consumer cooperation also produce meat and milk products, non-alcohol drinks and beers, bread and bakery, canned food and semi-finished products, refurbishment and construction materials, fur and wool products; grow grains, vegetables and fruits, potatoes; raise cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, poultry; procure agricultural production of villagers (milk, meat, vegetables).

Russian Central Council brings together more than three thousands of consumer societies and more than four million shareholders. Organizations of Consumer Cooperatives within Russian Central Union employ more than 300,000 people across the country.

The main purposes of Centrosoyz are protection of the democratic basis and values of the cooperative movement; implementation of innovative business-projects aimed to build modern infrastructure in different sectors of economics; increasing the share of consumer cooperation in current consumer markets; creation of the integrated system of gathering, processing, stocking and selling of goods and services on the basis on consumer cooperation; coordination of cooperative societies’ activity and representing their interest in state and municipal bodies and international organizations; providing them with legal, information and other services.

Centrosojuz of the Russian Federation is the member of the International Cooperative Alliance dating from 1903. Russian cooperators have working contacts with their colleagues all over the world.