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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Victor Koksharov

Victor Koksharov

Rector, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin
Biography
Victor Koksharov was born on August 1, 1964 in Kamensk-Uralsky, the Sverdlovsk region.

In 1986 graduated from the Faculty of History of Gorki Ural State University. After graduation started working in the university as assistant at the Department of History of USSR. Later became the senior lecturer at the Department of Contemporary History and Theory of International Relations.

In 1992 he was awarded the PhD in History; research subject - "Activities of American Oil Companies in Saudi Arabia (1933-1945)".

In 1995 Victor Koksharov started working as chief specialist at the Department of External Affairs of the Presidium of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Till May 2004 he occupied the position of the Head of Department in the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region. In May 2004 he was appointed the Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region.

In 2007-2009 he worked as Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region Government.

Dr. Koksharov was appointed the Rector of Ural Federal University by the Decree of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Victor Koksharov is a graduate of the management programme (Germany), professional retraining courses of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany), professional retraining courses within the frames of TACIS programme.

Participated in the study programme of the US Information Agency for the State Support for Small and Medium Business. Underwent internship within the programme "Direct foreign investments' in the Joint Vienna Institute.

Fluent in German and English. Married. Has a daughter.