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 179 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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Ruslan Novikov

Ruslan Novikov

General Director, Argumenty I Facty
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18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
To Be or Not to Be? Modern Challenges and Future Scenarios for the Print Media in the Digital Era
Print offers an unparalleled advertising opportunity. How many digital adverts do we see on-screen? We don’t even notice them anymore. What does reading mean? You open up a page, and see it in its entirety. For us, this is business. Advertising in print gives us 50% of our revenue. On top of this, there are additional print runs – that also translates into revenue. Two thirds of our total revenue comes from print advertising. Reading is the most valuable information channel,
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
To Be or Not to Be? Modern Challenges and Future Scenarios for the Print Media in the Digital Era
As a media outlet, we are geared towards producing content, and we need to make money from it. The algorithms are constantly changing. Traffic from social media is going down, and audiences are staying within social media platforms. What makes our content different from music, or films? Why don’t we pay for content? If aggregators and social media sites make money from it, then they should pay for the content
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
To Be or Not to Be? Modern Challenges and Future Scenarios for the Print Media in the Digital Era
Our problems have nothing to do with our audience. Our problems are different. Our kiosks are closing and the postal service is not making deliveries on time. These are our problems. What’s more, paper is becoming more expensive, and we don’t have printing equipment. How can one say that this format is on the wane if we have 6 million-plus people reading the newspaper? For us, just like for everyone, this is a business, and we know how to make money from it
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
To Be or Not to Be? Modern Challenges and Future Scenarios for the Print Media in the Digital Era
The press possesses qualities which allow us to view it as an enduring product. What is it about reading on paper? Take a moment now to think about how to cook a pasta dish. You find a recipe, but maybe you have to read it again five minutes later. Perhaps you have to jump back a couple of pages. Basically, reading does not involve any other interaction
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
The Happy Economy: Public Initiatives for Regional Development
I do not know a single case in Russia when the image of a region or of people was approached through the reputation of this region. They could suggest a programme called, for example, ‘We are not the most hardcore city in the country’ or ‘We are a nondrinking village
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
The Happy Economy: Public Initiatives for Regional Development
There is a strong potential for tourism, there are types of tourism that require virtually no investment. I already spoke about Alaska: for example, diamond mines that used to be abandoned now bring huge amounts of money. It is an enormous tourism industry; they spend USD 2.5 million per year on promotion attracting millions of people. No need to mention the northern lights
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Breakthrough Projects with Asia-Pacific Countries
In addition to the gap in scientific and technical cooperation with the Asia Pacific region, we have another one in communications. <...> Apart from some big federal events and natural disasters, everything else seems to be under some veil of secrecy. <...> A wonderful executive order dated 11 February 2019, which prohibits communication among scientists and provides for a notification 5 days prior to the meeting
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Science and Life: The Boundaries of the Possible
Just a few Russian scientists are present in the public space, on the media scene. There is not enough science – be it applied, or popular, or any kind for that matter
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Science and Life: The Boundaries of the Possible
What do people expect from science? Breakthroughs and discoveries. <…> But at the same time, there are lots of fears, and people expect science to save them from those fears. <…> The Russian Academy of Sciences is Russia’s most trusted institution alongside with the Russian Orthodox Church – they share the same index of trust. Why? Maybe because people are looking for soul and reason, and they believe this is where salvation is, including salvation from threats
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism
Make films and show them on National Geographic. Organize photo exhibitions and have them tour the world. Give the media a task, and let them complete the process, because sorry, but there are people living here who do not know whether Khakassia is part of Russia or not
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Science and Society: A Strategy for Future Generations
As of today, science has limited access to media, and media has limited access to science. Science-oriented journalists are pretty much extinct. In comparison to the Soviet Union, we have neither media, nor journalists
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Science and Society: A Strategy for Future Generations
We live in a brand-new world, in the world of complicated information, in the world of post-truth. Today ‘British scientists’ became a synonym for fake. Why do so many fakes hide behind science and scientists? Because the only thing we have in the world of post-truth is trust. Science trust index is incredibly high. This is one of the very few remaining values
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How to Win the Trust of Tomorrow’s Consumer
Traditional media do not have the trust of a young audience. We see some absolute trust in opinion leaders and lack of trust in traditional brands. That is, bloggers, vlogers, any personalities that are vivid and interesting to a particular audience have a colossal level of trust, they have a multi-million audience. This brings out rapid and rough spread of fakes
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How to Win the Trust of Tomorrow’s Consumer
What happens to the new young audience that we see? People begin to personalize their information, which they consume, and reduce not only its sources, but also its volume. The desire for endless consumption of information is reduced
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Tourism Cash Flows: Exporting Tourism
There is a great number of global media holdings in our country. We create a huge amount of content about tourism, that just needs to be packaged. And then we are ready to share that content —translate it or do something with it. That is the content that will bring travelers back to us again. We need to invest in information
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
Developing Tourism: The Cluster Approach and Exporting Tourist Services
We spent, based on different data, from 150 to 400 billion roubles to attract tourists (to the World Cup – Ed.), but we did not spend almost anything to retain them <...> Brazil, according to their data, raised USD 180 million over the following two years only from the routes made for the World Cup <...> Promotion and information is very important
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Commercial Reputation: When One’s Word is Not Enough
The higher the quality of your brand and the more reverent you are to it, the more interesting it is for scammers. <...> Most people tend towards negative information. It is brighter, more interesting. Therefore, it takes colossal costs to correct their reputation