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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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

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Russians Tired of Pandemic, but Continue to Follow All Precautions

Romir Research Holding conducted a public opinion survey on the COVID-19 spread.

The authors of the study note that the majority of Russians (42%) do not worry about the spread of the COVID-19, but continue to follow all necessary precautions, with women stating it more often than men (44% vs. 40%).

22% of respondents don’t worry about the pandemic and think that risk of virus is exaggerated. One third of Russians (35%) have the opposite opinion, of which 5% do not observe the precautionary measures, despite the feeling of anxiety about this situation. Respondents over 60 years of age are the most conscientious about security measures.

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The majority of respondents (47%) said they did not know anyone who was diagnosed. Four out of ten Russians (40%), on the contrary, reported that they knew the sick personally. 14% of respondents reported about the relatives who have got coronavirus, 4% of them mentioned their own experience of the disease.

More often than others, residents of the cities with a population of 500 thousand to one million people, and residents of the cities with a population of millions more often noted the acquaintances who had suffered from coronavirus.

The main source of information on the coronavirus situation for most Russians is television (42%). This type of media was most frequently mentioned by respondents aged 45 years and older. In addition, Russians use online media (32%), radio (12%) and newspapers (6%) to get information about the virus.

More than a third of Russians (38%) are tired of following the news about the coronavirus and are no longer looking for any information about it. Russians between 18 and 34 years of age were the most frequent to declare it.

For more information, please see the Medicine, special section of the Roscongress information and analytical system and The National Project «Healthcare» and Healthcare.

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