The RussiaAfrica Summit and Economic Forum, held in Sochi in 2019, broke new ground in international relations. Russia considers cooperation with African countries to be a foreign policy priority. Russian businesses are actively making their way to prospective markets. Logically, the African track has made it to the agendas of the Roscongress Foundations largest events and will be discussed in June at the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. Sc. (Econ) Irina Abramova discusses the measures that should be undertaken for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Russian private business is increasingly preoccupied with its social function and enjoys the wow-effect from implementing proprietary technologies that improve the lives of millions of people. Andrey Kuzyaev, President of ER-Telecom Holding talks to us about partnerships with the state. By the way, the company was among the first partners of Roscongresss Innovation Space project and is an active participant of the upcoming SPIEF 2020.