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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Moscow to Discuss Biological Methods for Remediating Contaminated Soils and Ecosystems of the Arctic Coast

The International Conference on Bioremediation of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Arctic Coast will be held on 25–26 October in Moscow as part of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Roscongress Foundation is the operator of all activities of the Chairmanship.

The fragile ecosystems of the Arctic are subject to increasing technogenic pollution, including oil products. One of the most promising areas of pollution elimination is the use of microorganisms to break down pollutants, which has been termed bioremediation’.

As part of the conference, specialists will share their experiences in research and practical application of bioremediation technologies to restore the natural environment of the north. Separately, scientists will discuss the prospects for international scientific cooperation on bioremediation of coastal ecosystems in the Arctic.

The conference, to be held at the Faculty of Soil Science of Lomonosov Moscow State University, will bring together leading Russian and Canadian scientists working in the field of bioremediation of contaminated soil and water bodies.

Participants include:

· Pavel Krasilnikov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Soil Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University;

· Mikhail Makarov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Acting Director of the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

· Graeme Spiers, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Geology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario (Canada)

Venue: Grand Marriott Hotel, Moscow (the conference will be held in a mixed in-person format).

Start of the event: 25 October, 4pm.

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