A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The online discussion on the environmental threats to the World Ocean will feature Philippe Cousteau Jr., scientist, journalist, and grandson of the famous French researcher and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, as well as other international experts. The event will be held on 8 June 2020 at 12:00 in honour of World Oceans Day. The session is organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of United Shipbuilding Corporation.

Speakers will discuss how the current state of the World Ocean affects the Earth’s ‘health,’ evaluate preservation and rehabilitation measures, discuss the environmental effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and consider the potential of efforts to reduce damage on a global scale.

The World Ocean covers 71% of the surface of the Earth, helps preserve life on the planet, and is an integral part of the sustainable development process and an important subject of scientific research.


· Paris Peace Forum President and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (2005–2013) Pascal Lamy,

· photographer and biologist Cristina Mittermeier,

· United Shipbuilding Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov,

· legendary hockey player and UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Vyacheslav Fetisov,

· Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1994–1998) and Antarctica2020 project founder José María Figueres,

· extreme sport athlete and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Lewis Pugh,

· Senior High Seas Advisor to the Global Marine and Polar Programme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Kristina Gjerde.

Moderator: scientist, journalist Philippe Cousteau Jr.

World Oceans Day was officially established by the UN General Assembly in 2009 and is celebrated every year on 8 June. On this day ecologists, ichthyologists, and water centre staff from around the world coordinate their efforts to call for the protection of the ocean’s flora and fauna from the negative impact of human activity.