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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Anton Gorelkin

Anton Gorelkin

Member of the State Duma of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications
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03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Digital Monopolies and Cyber Threats: The Clash between Platforms and National Governments
The legislation on the “landing” of foreign platforms is antitrust in spirit, it obliges foreign platforms with a high percentage of Russian users to establish their representation in our country; it does not force them to establish their offices here. Currently, we are talking about a personal account in a system specially created by Roskomnadzor, foreign players need to appoint and authorize persons to work with government bodies
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Digital Monopolies and Cyber Threats: The Clash between Platforms and National Governments
We are currently working on a legislative initiative aimed at protecting Russian users, so that there is public and government control over recommendation algorithms. We do not want to interfere, but we want transparency
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Digital Monopolies and Cyber Threats: The Clash between Platforms and National Governments
Another challenge we face is the control of recommendation algorithms. When it comes to marketplaces, recommendation is good. But what if a user reads an anti-vaccine post, and the algorithm feeds them more denial and conspiracy theories?
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Digital Monopolies and Cyber Threats: The Clash between Platforms and National Governments
Countries that are digital leaders are picking keys to a new industry with varying degree of effectiveness. We are still at the beginning of this long journey. Our legislative actions have logic, they are justified and generally respond to challenges, considering the specifics of our market. Our IT-legislation should be antitrust in spirit, it should contain safeguards against monopolization of our IT-markets by American and Chinese companies
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Preserving Cultural Diversity in the Age of Global Digital Platforms
Regulation should be deliberate [...] We should be open to Western content on large platforms, but not to the platforms themselves. We can’t cut off the opportunities for Russian players to enter open capital markets [...] We need to think about how to effectively separate ownership and control. And one more innovation that we are discussing, which I suggest we think about, is to nevertheless introduce a restriction on the distribution of foreign content within a single platform [...] At the same time, we will certainly support the creation of partnerships between Russian and Western players,
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Preserving Cultural Diversity in the Age of Global Digital Platforms
We need to focus on supporting domestic services and promoting and helping them,
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Preserving Cultural Diversity in the Age of Global Digital Platforms
Another big challenge is the reorientation of our most talented production teams. It’s probably no secret to anyone that Netflix is actively hunting talented managers and talented teams in our market today,