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, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, and supports the development of the Friends for Leadership international youth movement, which is working to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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 76 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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Sport - a space for trust
1 June 2017

In recent years, world sport has often become entangled with the demonstration of national political ambitions and susceptible to sanctions, and the word ‘boycott’ has once again become part of the rhetoric accompanying major competitions. The reputation of and public trust in sport has, to a greater extent, come under scrutiny from a sceptical media and populace. How can we ensure that the key decisions in world sport are made transparently and independently? What steps must be taken to strengthen Russia’s position in international sporting events while taking into consideration current tendencies? Are there examples of Russia successfully applying ‘soft power’ in the integrated processes of world sport, and contributing to its reform? How realistic are Russia’s chances in bidding to host major sporting events in the context of new agreements? How can the training centres for Russia’s sporting teams become platforms for reinforcing confidence in Russian sport in the world arena?

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