The All-Russian sambo federation was established on the 14-th July in 1990 for the development, propaganda and popularisation of sambo in the Russian Federation, for consolidation and rise of sambo position in the international arena. The federation is a member of the European sambo federation (ESF) and International Sambo Federation (FIAS). The federation is also the member of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA) and the Multisport Association of Russia (AMSR).
Sergey Eliseev is elected as a President of the All-Russian sambo federation, honoured coach of Russia, PhD in pedagogics, and professor of wrestling department at the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, honoured worker of physical education of the Russian Federation.
In 2003 according to the decision of the Russia’s State Sports committee sambo is officially recognised as a national and priority type of sport in the country.
At present sambo is among the most massive types of sport. Thanks to its accessibility and its role in the public sphere, sambo has been developed in the 80 federal entities of the Russian Federation.
The Russian national team maintains the country's prestige in the international arena, surely gaining victories in the team events. The Russians regularly become prize winners of the world and European championships, and they are the strongest athletes in sambo in many weight categories in the international arena. The glory to sambo came thanks to many honoured master of sports, among them are: the eleven-times world champions Murat Hasanov and Irina Rodina, the eight-times world champion Svetlana Galyant, the seven-times world champion Rakhmatulin Rais, the six-times world champion Sergey Lopovok, the four-times world champion in combat sambo, the multiple world champion in mixed martial arts Fedor Emelianenko, the winners of the first World Martial Arts Games Marianna Aliyeva, Ekaterina Onopriyenko and Bair Omoktuev (combat sambo), the winners of the World Summer Universiade: Bondareva Elena, Kharitonovа Anna, Kostenko Yana, Mohnatkina Marina, Kovyazina Anastasia, Atkunov Aymergen, Khlybov Ilya, Davydov Denis, Kurzhev Ouali, Kiryuhin Sergey, Rumyantsev Pavel, Kuchumov Alexander and others.
One of the greatest achievements of the last decades has been the formation of the close-knit sambo community. Thousands of people inspired by sambo and united by its values share the same ideals both in Russia and worldwide. Sambo is included in the official programme of the World Combat Games "SportAccord" and the World Summer Universiade, the European and Asian Games. The number of amateurs and professional athletes has been growing every year. The main goal at the world scale is to join the Olympic family. Sambo community in Russia accomplishes difficult and laborious work on sambo recognition as the Olympic sport.