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, and 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 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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Igor Barinov

Igor Barinov

Head, Russian Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
Born on 22 May 1968 in Novocherkassk, Rostov Region.

In 1990, he graduated with honours from the Novosibirsk 60th Anniversary of October Higher General Military and Political School, in 2003 from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, in 2011 from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Since 1990, he served in the 103th Vitebsk airborne division, since 1993 – in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (commander of the regional division of the Alpha group). Several times he was sent to the emergency zones, took part in counter-terrorist operations in the Chechen Republic. He was wounded three times.

In 2003, he was elected deputy of the 4th State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from a single mandate district. He was a member of the following committees and commissions: International Affairs Committee, Anti-Corruption Council, Mandate and Deputy Ethics Commission; headed the subcommittee on legislative support for international cooperation of the Russian Federation in the fight against international terrorism and transnational organised crime. In the 5th State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, he worked in the Defence Committee, co-chaired the Commission for the Federal Budget Expenditures, aimed at ensuring the defence and state security of the Russian Federation.

In the 6th State Duma of the Federal Assembly, he was deputy chairman of the Defence Committee.

In 2009, he was included in the top 100 executive candidates pool of the President of the Russian Federation.

In April 2015, the Government of the Russian Federation appointed Igor Barinov as the head of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs.

Awarded the fourth-class medal for the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, Order of Courage, the Order of Military Merit, the Suvorov Medal, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class medals ‘For Distinguished Military Service’, the medal ‘For Strengthening Comradeship-in-Arms’.

Married with a son and three daughters.