The meeting took place in Novosibirsk, on 11 Feb. 1998, and was attended by 13 workers. The Chairman of the Section and the Editor of its semiannual periodical, BELYSHEVIA, is Prof.Dr A.Yu. Haritonov. Among the objectives of the Section are the coordination and promotion of odonatological research in Russia, and the organisation of the 15!h International Symposium of Odonatology, scheduled to be convened in Novosibirsk, in July 2001.