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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The Fast and the Furious Star. USD 150 Million from FIFA. USD 1.4 Billion for Formula 1 and the Return of the Sport

The Roscongress Foundation presents the ‘World Sport Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic’ news digest for 23–27 April. This issue covers the following topics:

— New appointments at the Ministry of Sports;

— News from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee;

— «When infected with a coronavirus, an athlete may not regain the athletic shape.» Warning from a recovering world champion;

— «People are getting sick, they are dying; it is a dire situation. Athletes, be patient, not selfish!» Dmitry Guberniev

— Over a million people viewed At-Home Super League, an online tournament featuring sports stars;

— FIFA is releasing around USD 150 million to its national associations;

— COVID-19 has further burnished Juan Antonio Samaranch’s Olympic legacy;

— Chess grandmasters Kramnik and Nepomniachtchi to meet for a charity tournament in support of medical doctors;

— The UFC returns with fight card slated for 9 May in Florida. Oleinik vs. Werdum;

— Eredivisie, the Championship of the Netherlands ended with no champions or losers. Utrecht will challenge this decision in court;

— The South Korea League to kick off on 8 May minus fans;

— Moscow to host European Climbing Championship on 1–8 October;

— The European Athletics Championship scheduled for late August 2020 cancelled;

— The European Weightlifting Federation electoral congress was postponed to 29 October 2020;

— The International Weightlifting Federation will relocate to Switzerland from Hungary under US leadership;

— The 2021 Beach Volleyball World Championships have been rescheduled for 2022;

— The Fast and the Furious star to represent the Russian betting company;

— Formula 1 gets USD 1.4 billion lifeline;

— Mike Tyson’s cannabis production business partner aiming to secure the naming rights of the Camp Nou stadium.

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