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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Vladimir  Medinsky

Vladimir Medinsky

Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Biography

Born July 18, 1970 in Smela, Cherkassy Region (Ukraine).

Education

1992: Graduated with honours from Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Professor, DSc.

Experience

1991-1992: Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., USA.

1992-1998: Worked in book publishing and advertising; postgraduate studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

1998-1999: Head of Information Policy Department, Ministry of Taxation.

1999-2000: Board head, central election headquarters of the Motherland-All Russia bloc.

2000-2002: Adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the State Duma.

2002-2004: Executive committee head, Moscow city branch of the United Russia party, head of the United Russia party election headquarters for Moscow.

2003-2007: Deputy of the State Duma (4th convocation) of the Federal Assembly.

2004-2005: Deputy head, Central Executive Committee of the United Russia party.

2007-2011: Deputy of the State Duma (5th convocation) of the Federal Assembly, deputy head of the State Duma Committee for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection; head of the State Duma Committee for Culture.

2010-2012: Member of the Presidential Commission to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia’s Interests.

May 21, 2012: Appointed Minister of Culture by Presidential Executive Order.

May 18, 2018: Reappointed Minister of Culture.

January, 2020: Appointed Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.