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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 131 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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06.12.2019

Athletes from 33 countries take part in SCO Kunming International Marathon

On 1 December, Kunming, China, hosted the annual SCO International Marathon, held since 2016.

The 2019 event involved almost 20,000 people, including professional track and field athletes and amateurs from 33 countries including India, Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Turkey, Australia, Italy, Canada, Kenya, Lesotho, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, the United States, Thailand, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, the Philippines, France, Germany, Ethiopia and Japan.

The SCO Kunming International Marathon has firmly asserted itself as an important event in the SCO countries’ cultural life that is used to promote and consolidate the unifying essence of sport.

«Most importantly, the Kunming Marathon involves everyone, including young people, senior citizens and people with limited abilities. It reflects the open nature of our organisation. All SCO member states are equal, regardless of their economic or political potential, population or area. The SCO promotes important principles for constructive international cooperation, mutual respect, mutual trust, tolerance for cultural diversity and a striving for joint development all over the world,» SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov said.

This year, Ethiopian track and field athlete Dereje Debele Tulu won the men’s race, covering the 42,195 metre distance in 2:13:18. Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka Seyfu outraced all other women, clocking in at 2:32:54, both smashing the competition’s records.

The official website of the Russian presidency of the SCO: https://sco-russia2020.ru/.

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