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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The Implementation of the “Children of the Arctic” International Project Will be Discussed in Naryan-Mar


On 21 October, Naryan-Mar will host a roundtable discussion on implementing the “Children of the Arctic” International Project. The participants will discuss the concept of the project for the period 20212023 and identify partners and approaches for its implementation. The roundtable is part of the action plan of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023. The Roscongress Foundation is the operator of all presidency events.

The project “Children of the Arctic: Preschool and School Education” was launched in February 2017 in Kotzebue, Alaska, USA. It is included in the action plan of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group for the period 2017–2019 and was subsequently extended for the period of the Icelandic and Russian Chairmanships. The Children of the Arctic project is supported by Russia, Canada and Finland.

The project aims to assess and research best practices by experts from the Arctic Council member countries in the field of free pre-school and school education for children of small indigenous minorities of the North, ensuring the study of national history, native and state languages, and the acquisition and preservation of knowledge about traditional natural resource use.

Among the participants of the round table are Russian and foreign speakers, including:

      Abidat Magomedova, Chair of the Arctic Council Working Group on Sustainable Development, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Technological Development of the Far East and the Arctic, in Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic of the Russian Federation;

      Anna Polezhaeva, Advisor to the Head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs;

      Yuri Khatanzeisky, Deputy Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug for Nenets and Other Indigenous Peoples of the North

      Sarah Cox, Director, Office of Circumpolar Affairs, Organization for Northern Affairs Canada;

      Anders Oskal, Secretary General, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry); Executive Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry in the Kingdom of Norway

      Paavo-Petri Ahonen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

      Alexey Tsykarev, member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from the region Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia;

      Mikhail Pogodaev, Deputy Minister for Arctic Development and Northern Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); Special Representative of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council for Indigenous Peoples and Regional Cooperation.


The event will take place at the Arktika Palace of Culture in Naryan-Mar on 21 October 2021 at 16:00.



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