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Here are the RS Rules for the Classification Surveys of Ships in Service - developed and officially released by Russian Segister, and approved in full accordance with the regular established approval procedure; they are in force since 1 January 2015. The Rules base on the 2014 edition of Russian Register Rules for the Class Surveys of Ships in Service. In addition to that, all relevant IACS URs, UIs, recommendations and IMO resolutions have been taken into consideration in the Rules. The Rulebook content starts with the general provisions including explanations and definitions, abbreviations, survey types, technical documents, requirements that would be applicable to the service suppliers etc. The next part of the book describes the schedule and scope of the classification surveys. The third part of the document deals with the additional surveys carried out depending on the hull material and purpose of the vessel, while the fourth part covers classification surveys of refrigerating plants. Three appendices supplementing the main body of the Rules provide the list of technical documentation for the vessel, list of documents recommended for use at the time of the hull repair, and instruction for determining of the technical condition, renovation/repair of the hulls.