My colleague Vladimir Balakirev and I joined an initiative group that is preparing inaugural conference of the Russian Evaluation Association. Our intent is to register Association this year. It will become the first national evaluation association in Russia. Creation of national evaluation organizations is a current trend in our region. Our colleagues in Kyrgyzstan and Georgia already have their respective associations, Ukrainian and Azerbaijani colleagues are working on that (formed groups on the Facebook), evaluators in Kazakhstan had several discussions this year regaridng their national evaluation society. Creation of national evaluation organizations will have consequences for our regional evaluation network IPEN that has been established over 10 years ago (in 2000). In the future regional network should help develop collaboration between national evaluation societies and should be governed by them.