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 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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Oleg Novikov

Oleg Novikov

President,"Exmo-AST" Publishing Group; President, Russian Textbook Corporation
Biography
Oleg Evgenievich Novikov is the president of the “Eksmo-AST” Publishing Group and the “Russian Textbook” Corporation, member of the Presidium of the Russian Book Union, social activist and author of numerous reading popularization initiatives in Russia.

25 years ago Oleg founded “Eksmo”, the legendary publishing house, and in 2012 he became the head of largest publishing house in Russia, "Eksmo-AST". Nowadays "Eksmo-AST" publishes quality literature of all genres.

Thanks to Oleg Novikov Russian readers discovered the books of Zakhar Prilepin, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Evgeny Vodolazkin, Boris Akunin, Daria Dontsova, Tatyana Ustinova, Vladimir Pozner, Victor Pelevin, Paulo Coelho, Haruki Murakami, Stephen King, Chuck Palanick, George Martin, Umberto Eco, and Ray Bradbury.

Oleg Novikov also contributes a huge deal to development of educational literature. The “Russian Textbook” Corporation is a leader among other educational publishing houses by the number of state-approved textbooks. “Russian Textbook” publishes modern textbooks in both paper and digital formats. Among authors and consultants working on those textbooks there are academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences and members of other leading Russian scientific organizations.

Oleg Evgenievich Novikov is the initiator of the National Program for Support and Development of Reading, as well as a number of other projects aimed at reading popularization in Russia. On the initiative of Oleg Novikov and the Russian Book Union book forums are held in all of Russian regions. New reading facilities are opened all over the country — bookshops, libraries and many more. Oleg Novikov opposes copyright infringement on the Internet and advocates the creation of legal content on e-books resources.

In 2015, during the Year of literature in Russia, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin awarded Oleg Evgenievich with a medal for a special contribution to book business.