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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Victoria Abramchenko

Victoria Abramchenko

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Quotes
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Does Ecology Serve Business, or Does Business Serve Ecology
We have launched a massive inventory process across the country. It’s a large number - about 30,000 sites. Like Krasny Bor, for example. From all over the Soviet Union, from the Baltic States to the Central Asian republics, toxic waste from industrial enterprises was dumped at one spot in the Soviet Union
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Does Ecology Serve Business, or Does Business Serve Ecology
We know there are problems, of course, with equipment and technology. There’s a representative of Norilsk Nickel we have biweekly meetings with to discuss the problems of sensors, automated emission control systems at stationary facilities. [...] The second challenge is to find the money for this ecological modernisation, and it’ll just have to wait because we have other things to worry about right now
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Does Ecology Serve Business, or Does Business Serve Ecology
I believe that the Russian business community is, for the most part, environmentally responsible. It’s a trend that needs to continue. It’s impossible to travel this road alone. In general, I think that our Cabinet’s greatest achievement is the way we’ve changed our attitude towards the environment. Over the past two years, we’ve managed to stop treating the environment like a poor relative who is constantly trying to borrow money. […] It’s a two-way street - on the part of business, and people, and the state
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Food Security: Global Challenges and Opportunities
The world needs a food arbiter. In 1954, FAO, the food and agricultural organization, was founded at the United Nations. That organization was created to fight global hunger. And I call upon my colleagues at the UN and my colleagues at FAO to create an international Red Cross for food that would address the problems and consequences arising from the illegal sanctions that have paralyzed logistics, the consequences of imposed restrictions on mutual settlements between countries. An organization that would ensure that all countries have equal access to the food market
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Food Security: Global Challenges and Opportunities
Additional risk factors have been added due to the virtually complete naval and air blockade. This means that we run the risk of not getting food to places in the world where it’s badly needed. [...] The cost of gas has increased exponentially, and this means that in some countries it is simply impossible to produce fertilizer. Russian or Belarusian fertilizers still need to get to key grain-producing regions
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Food Security: Global Challenges and Opportunities
As part of today’s discussion, we are talking about food security. And I would like to look at several risk factors that exist. They didn't start today, and they didn't start in 2022. They emerged from out of a pandemic. [...] And on top of that, countries have begun to stockpile food critically. China, for example, increased its purchases of corn six-fold during the pandemic. This destabilized the global food market. In addition to factors arising as a result of the pandemic in 2022, there were factors related to sanctions
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Food Security: Global Challenges and Opportunities
In terms of the key indicators of the Food Security Doctrine – grain, meat, oil and fats, fish products – we have the needs of the domestic market more than covered. And all these areas are key for us in terms of exports. We can supply this food to world markets. Despite all the risk factors I have listed, we have increased exports of agricultural products by 16% in the first five months of this year
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
We have learned to react to new virus strains fast. <...> I believe that every state – and the Russian Federation follows this path – needs to create its own sanitary and veterinary shield. Veterinary security ensures the security of the whole food chain
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
The pandemic has accelerated the total digitalization of all spheres of our life. Agriculture is no exception. Besides, total digitalization resulted in business cutting on its costs through introducing robotization, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. It is done to be able to track the produce from fields to end consumers and to confirm the safety of the produce
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
We suddenly felt that we are vulnerable in certain areas. I am talking about import substitution. Russian Federation is somewhat dependent on imported seeds, plant protection agents, genetic materials, and other factors. States are ensuring their national security through import substitution
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
The need for various packaging – primarily environment friendly packaging – has grown multi-fold. Currently, we are suffering from a certain shortage that has an impact on the final cost of the product
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
People started cooking at home and ordering food deliveries, which resulted in an explosive growth of online trade and food delivery segment. Many people with university degrees got jobs in these segments, as they lost their main source of income
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
Global logistics chains. The usual logistics chains were broken during the pandemic. It applies to both relations among countries and within them
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
The global demand has dropped, much like production due to new sanitary rules. Many countries have gone through monthslong lockdowns. This is why demand has shrunk. In addition to that, we are witnessing a drop in the number of seasonal workers
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Transforming the Food Industry in a Post-COVID World
The global agricultural market, as well as its stability and wellbeing have a direct impact on the stability and wellbeing of the people in all countries. They also have a direct impact on national security. The year 2020 has changed all the relations in all spheres of our life. Starting from 2020, the global food market has been going through the time of troubles.  We need to learn how to survive in this new reality. Thank goodness, Russian agriculture has survived all the challenges, though all the global logistics chains have changed, much like business environment. Russian agriculture and processing and food industries have survived the pandemic. We did not suffer from food shortages.  Besides, our export has grown up to USD 30.5 billion. This is a very solid figure
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Adapting to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
In the Arctic zone there is permafrost, and we see large-scale floods and freezing rains. <…> We are now creating a system of carbon polygons – sites in different natural climatic zones. Currently there are already eight of them. <…> We are launching a pilot project in Sakhalin Region to work out the mechanisms. By 2025, we plan that it will become carbon neutral. This year we must finish working on adaptation plans for the most vulnerable sectors of the economy
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Adapting to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
The climate does not have political views. It would be better to consider the climate outside of relations associated with trade wars, for example
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Adapting to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
Compared to 1990, our country has reduced greenhouse gas emissions. <…> We continue environmentally oriented modernization of our industries
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Creating a Circular Economy in Russia: How Will the Environmental Agenda Impact Production and Consumption?
What we need to do is completely overhaul regulation […] The government is currently working on two key laws concerning waste management
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Creating a Circular Economy in Russia: How Will the Environmental Agenda Impact Production and Consumption?
Decree 474 ‘On the National Goals [for Russia’s Development until 2030]’ states that, by 2030, we must sort 100% of waste, halve the amount of so-called tailings, and reduce disposal at landfills. For this purpose, we need a new industry for working with this waste and rules for putting waste from secondary material resources back into circulation. This won’t work without regulation and without binding instructions from the government. […] It won’t go anywhere without digitalization. […] There should be clear traceability from the source of garbage to its disposal, utilization, and sorting