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 166 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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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Roman Kotov

Roman Kotov

Director, Gorchakov Lyceum, MGIMO University
Born on 8 February 1974.

Vice-Rector for Teacher Training Programs, Secondary School and Vocational Education, Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO).

Led the start of a newly founded MGIMO Gorchakov lyceum as its Head Master and Principal. Gorchakov’s lyceum has marked the start of the secondary education cluster development as part of the whole university.

Most of Roman’s professional experience has been dedicated to MGIMO and is concentrated under the university’s roof. Acting member of both MGIMO and Odintsovo Branch Scientific Council, contributor to a number of World’s Educational Associations including International Association of Montessori Pedagogy, International Association of Dyslexia, and All-Russian Regional Association of Non-Governmental Educational Organizations.

Graduated from Moscow State Linguistics University, International Relations department in 1996. In 1997 completed a joint master program by Theodore Shanin School at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and Manchester University, gaining MA in Political Science. Later in 1999 resumed his post-graduate studies in the Russian Academy of Science at the Philosophy department. In 2017 continued his education at MGIMO by joining a professional development program and gaining a post-graduate diploma in field of state and municipal management. Obtained intensive international experience through a wide range of internships in Germany and USA

Back in 2012 Roman launched his own project in the area of secondary education. In the capacity of a cofounder and head master he contributed to the transformation and organization redesign of a blended learning school Nashi Penaty. Exposure to secondary education and teacher training specifics has gradually entailed shaping a new cluster of high school projects under MGIMO’s umbrella.

From 2010 to 2012 contributed to the development of the department of international educational programs under the Higher School of Economics (HSE)

From 1999 to 2010 joined the executive office of Vice-Rector for Research & Development, led the department for International and Public Relations, and taught political science.

Started teaching political science as a visiting lecturer in the Moscow State Linguistics University.

Professional interests embrace personalization, blended learning, Maria Montessori pedagogics, theory of learning, theory of knowledge, new educational strategies and methods, reinvention of education and rethinking of teaching methods, new concepts of teaching and teacher’s new literacies, education management

Fluent in German and English.

Married, father of four children.