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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Yuriy Balega

Yuriy Balega

Vice-President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Quotes
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Water Is the Source of Life on Earth: Is It an Exhaustible Resource?
Water is part of the bigger problem of protecting our planet’s nature. And if, for example, special air protection areas are being created to check the carbon balance – how much carbon is emitted and how much is absorbed by plants, swamps, water, and so on – [...], it would be great to create such sites for the protection of water resources
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Water Is the Source of Life on Earth: Is It an Exhaustible Resource?
The ocean is an enormous source of resources, but it is also a huge sewer. I mentioned that we have polluted fresh water bodies in literally just 50–100 years, and in another 50 years, we will pollute all our oceans and seas. And the planet will turn into a fetid cesspool. We talk a lot, but we invest very little. There are even fewer technical means that could remedy the situation. So the threat is serious. Speaking very seriously, the next two or three generations will face this problem for real. And there may not only be intergovernmental conflicts, but there could be a global conflict overall. So water must be taken seriously
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Water Is the Source of Life on Earth: Is It an Exhaustible Resource?
Scientists love horror stories, but the main problem facing the planet’s climate, the main greenhouse gas, is not methane, although the greenhouse effect from it is strong, of course, or CO2 – carbon dioxide. The main thing is water vapour. Ordinary water vapour accounts for 80% of the contribution to the warming of the atmosphere. That’s why we have such a closed cycle: there is more water vapour in the atmosphere, and the atmosphere is becoming warmer. It’s getting warmer – it can absorb more water. This is why the climate is changing. The wetter the atmosphere, the more catastrophic processes and hurricanes we have. The contrasts are growing strongly [...] So, oddly enough, there is already more and more fresh water in a free state because the glaciers of Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic are melting
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Water Is the Source of Life on Earth: Is It an Exhaustible Resource?
It is crucial that we understand that in our country, one of the richest countries in the world in terms of water resources [...], pollution is on the rise. Of course, this is above all industry, it’s agriculture. But it also includes household items and a lack of treatment facilities. Even in the village where I worked, the treatment facilities were built back in the late 1960s. It’s all fallen apart. There is nothing there. And you won’t get a penny anywhere to fix them. All the drains go directly to the rivers. So the topic of clean water and fresh water for the planet should start from something small – with cleanliness in our homes and saving water in the household
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Water Is the Source of Life on Earth: Is It an Exhaustible Resource?
Imagine a 4.5-kilometre long rope. Let’s say that this is 4.5 billion years [the age of the planet – Ed.]. And only a small piece of this rope is the time in which we managed to pollute our water. Do you know what the length is? Just one hundredth of a millimetre. That’s 10 microns. And over these 10 microns out of 4.5 kilometres, we managed to spoil all our water on the planet
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Science, Education, and Innovation for Economic Development
I believe that we need to think and discuss together with our Ministry of Science and Higher Education and representatives of African countries a possibility to create permanent establishments of the Academy of Sciences in African countries <…> Second, we need to employ young researchers with degrees in Russian institutes <…> And, finally, create some kind of foundation for scientific initiatives, embracing at least ten research areas to begin with
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Mega Science Infrastructure to Create the Industry of the Future
Mega Science can be absolutely intabgible during its first years and decades, but later it will become an enormous step forward for the whole humanity
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Science is Doing What Politics Cannot Do
The conflict between these forces – political strength, war, and power versus the human mind, the perception of who we are, why we’re here and where we are headed – will determine the existence of our planet and of humanity in the near future. I think this is the main issue to which we should direct our resources
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Moving from the Knowledge Economy to the Trust Economy
The concept of trust in the economy must be taken to a whole new level. First of all, there must be trust between the main partners: the state, society and business, which fills this economy. When there is no such trust, the economy is stalling
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Moving from the Knowledge Economy to the Trust Economy
The new generation <...> trusts new technologies much faster and that trust is deeper than that of the older generations. This is probably due to the fact that they grew up with computers. They will probably be pioneers of the movement of horizontal trust
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Moving from the Knowledge Economy to the Trust Economy
Trust in economic relations is an element of universal culture. If there is no trust, there is no culture