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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Inheritance Law: Balancing the Interests of Society and the Bequeather
30 June 2022
The development of inheritance law in Russia is invariably linked to efforts to address social issues, namely, ensuring that an inheritance can support those who are unable to work, and who depended on the bequeather during their lifetime. If a will excludes someone who may have counted on receiving an inheritance, then regardless of the bequeather’s wishes, their dependant has a right to a share of the bequest. And in instances where the bequeather did not make a will, this social role is performed by an institution. Even the institution responsible for overseeing all stages of inheritance is required by law to describe its social role. The socioeconomic upheaval which began in Russia in the late 1980s, coupled with a growing sense of individualism among economically active citizens contributed to a re-examination of inheritance law’s social role. It was against this backdrop that the legislator saw fit to change rules in inheritance law covering mandatory shares (part 5, article 1,149 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation). Meanwhile, the academic community is continuing to critically discuss the size and nature of so-called social payments from bequests. However, the importance of inheritance law not only stems from the desire of a person to pass on their material wealth to their descendants and to provide for family members in need. Inheritance law also helps ensure that the person’s wishes are fulfilled after their life has ended. This is done through inheritance contracts and inheritance funds. Inheritance encompasses a number of factors in the public consciousness. These include transferring material wealth to descendants, supporting dependants, and exerting a posthumous influence on the behaviour of loved ones and on what happens to a person’s assets.
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