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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Lawyer’s Day: Prominent Lawyers Awarded in Moscow

The start of the 3rd All-Russian Legal Dictation and a ceremony to present the national ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award were held on 3 December at Zaryadye Concert Hall. The festivities were organized by the Association of Lawyers of Russia with information support from the Roscongress Foundation.

In a congratulatory message to the event’s participants, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said: «Your profession has always been well regarded and respected. It requires the highest responsibility, careful attention to each written line, and the constant expansion of your knowledge. You do a lot to improve our country’s legislation and strengthen its legal system. Protect the rights and interests of people, help them achieve justice, and find a way out of the most difficult situations.»

The events dedicated to the celebration of Lawyer’s Day at Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow were attended by: Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev, Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Director of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography Victoria Abramchenko, Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights under the Russian President Boris Titov, Kutafin Moscow State Law University Viktor Blazheyev, Rossiyskaya Gazeta General Director Pavel Negoitsa, and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan Andrey Nazarov. They took part in the ceremonial opening of the 3rd All-Russian Legal Dictation.

«The All-Russian Legal Dictation is an important initiative that aims to enhance people’s legal awareness and promote legal disciplines. This tradition enables us to adequately assess the population’s level of legal culture and take the necessary measures to develop legal proficiency,» Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

This year, the dictation has become an international event. People can now take online testing on the website www.юрдиктант.рф in both Russia and abroad. The campaign will last until 10 December.

The Lawyer’s Day celebrations continued with a presentation of the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award. The prize ‘For Contribution to Legal Science’ was awarded to Yury Tikhomirov, Deputy Head of the Centre for Public Law Research and Chief Researcher at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev presented an award to Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes Andrey Makarov, who won the category ‘Development of Legislation’.

«Andrei Mikhailovich is a well-known politician and statesman and one of the authors of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. It is a great honour for me to present this prestigious award to him,» Stuglev said.

Yevgeny Gubin, Chair of the Entrepreneurial Law Department in the Faculty of Law at Lomonosov Moscow State University, won the prize in the category ‘Legal Education and Training’.

The prize in the category ‘For Human Rights Activities’ was awarded to Andrey Nazarov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, member of the Presidium of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, and Chairman of the Board of the Association’s Regional Branch for the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation and Co-Chair of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Pavel Krasheninnikov won the prize in the category ‘Legal Outreach’.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Lyubov Shevchenko, Professor of the Department for Legal Regulation in the Fuel and Energy Industry at the International Institute for Energy Policy and Diplomacy at Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received the Valery Musin All-Russian Law Prize for their contribution to the development of energy law.

The Oleg Kutafin medal ‘For Merits in Jurisprudence’ was awarded to Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev.

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