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 188 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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Vladislav Arkhipov

Vladislav Arkhipov

Head of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law, St. Petersburg State Universiy
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18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Virtual Worlds, Real Problems: Digital Law and Cybersecurity in the Gaming Industry
There are mobile games which have been designed so that the developers can exploit the gamers’ weaknesses in order to make money. Well, perhaps ‘exploit’ is putting it a bit dramatically, but there are nevertheless some elements of that. There are multiplayer games where people build a community, virtual worlds. There are cybersports. There are single-player games with a plot. And as it turns out, we have, at the very least, a new form of mass art, mass culture. We should not lose sight of this element of culture, because certain meanings can be transmitted through games. One could say that games are also a political tool for young people, and a way of exchanging information
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Virtual Worlds, Real Problems: Digital Law and Cybersecurity in the Gaming Industry
Today, there are many developers in Russia who, let’s say, in the past created very high-quality products. These were used in foreign – mainly Western – games. These people, who created Russian games for export, are now faced with having access to their regular software withdrawn as a result of the unilateral sanctions
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Virtual Worlds, Real Problems: Digital Law and Cybersecurity in the Gaming Industry
The Russian computer games market has grown quite substantially over the past few years. However, now we are faced with a genuinely difficult situation, whereby developers, for example, are deprived of their usual work environment and have to deal with many similar problems
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Virtual Worlds, Real Problems: Digital Law and Cybersecurity in the Gaming Industry
Games represent a modern form of media. It is an amalgamation of film, television, literature, and choreography, with the result being a completely new and interactive form of media. Here, interactivity plays a key role – in many games you create your very own story
28.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Plenary Session
There is no other way out, nor should there be, than to rely on classical notions in jurisprudence because law and relations, mediated by digital technologies as they may be, nevertheless remain relations between people. [...] The main risk for young lawyers who are fascinated by technology but still want to pursue a legal career is of being carried away by the technology itself. [...] The main thing is that it not be to the detriment of legal knowledge