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 163 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 Theatre: Art or Business?
6 June 2019

Theatre is an amazing and enchanting world, which has spellbound audiences for centuries. It has borne witness to various epochs, and gone through periods of boom and decline. Throughout it all, however, it has remained a very special art form. Over the past few decades, the theatre, like other social institutions, has gone through numerous upheavals. The experimentation of the 1980s and ‘90s, as well as the reforms of recent years have all had an impact on the inner workings of the theatre business and the ways in which theatres and audiences interact. Theatre has recently ceased to be a form of art purely funded by patrons or the state — it is now a fast-growing business industry. Several productions already have budgets running into the millions of dollars, and new theatres are being built at a rapid pace in new markets such as Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Several stars of the stage have schedules booked for years in advance. What is behind all this? State programmes or private investors? Do expensive productions offer meaningful returns through ticket sales? And are theatre tours a way of promoting a nation’s culture, or simply a means to make money?

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