The national Higher League competition is the 4th stage of the 69th men's championship of Russia and 66th women's championship of Russia and will take place in Kolomna, Moscow Region, from June 21 (arrival) to July 2 (departure). 

The event is a 9-round Swiss with one rest day.

Playing days: June 22-25, June 27-July 1. June 26 is a rest day. All rounds begin at 3 pm.

The venue - Ice Skating Center Kolomna (Kolomenka river embnakment, 7)

Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 second added after each move from the beginning of the game.

Player are allowed to be late for their games for no more than 15 minutes.

Draw negotiations before the move 40 are not permitted.

Prize fund – 5,000,000 R.

Top 5 finishers in each tournament receive the right to play in the Superfinals-2016.

Chief Arbiter – IA Mikhail Vitalyevich Kryukov (Moscow region). 

Secretary – IA Vladimir Yurevich Staratorzhsky (Moscow region).