When the Soviet Union collapsed Russian society abroad started to search for a new identity that can be recognized as idea of Русский Мир. The consolidation has started and initiated a process of the institutionalization of the Russian diaspora. The period of Vladimir Putin's presidency is clearly indicated here, when the interest in authority of the Russian diaspora coincided with an increase of Russian social activism on a global scale. In contrast to Boris Yeltsin, who inefficiently tried to integrate the Russian diaspora, his successor Vladimir Putin actively supports Russian diaspora organizations to promote Russian cultures and values. It is why the subject of the article is international organizations of the Russian diaspora founded after 2000. Doubtless institutions of the Russian diaspora are up and running, with the majority of them being national, while a few of them are international. The method of comparison allowed for the researching of the process of their foundation, membership, activity, relationship to (dependence on) the Russian Federation, as well as the international role in protecting the rights of Russian minorities. Data bases on the organizations’ statutes and statements provided the source material for the analysis.