The leading opposition movement to the nonpartisan leadership of Russia is Democratic Russia, one of the grassroots political and social organizations that have emerged in Russia. They are allowed to publicize their activities and operate freely as long as they register with the government. A chamber of commerce that promotes the economic and business activities of the country to the rest of the world operates in Moscow. The Russian Academy of Entrepreneurship assists business owners.
National youth organizations include the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of Russia, The All-Russia Scout Organizations, the Youth Agrarian Union of Russia, the Siberian Youth Initiative, and YMCA/YWCA. Several women's groups are organized under the umbrella of the Women's Union of Russia.
The International Red Cross and the Red Crescent operate branches throughout the federation.