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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Mikhail Piotrovsky

Mikhail Piotrovsky

General Director, The State Hermitage Museum
Quotes
30.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Cancel Culture: The Right to Cancel, or a Cancellation of Rights?
I faced backlash after one of my articles. <…> Why are you speaking against the culture of cancelling Russia, while various concerts are being cancelled in Russia? They suffer, too. However, cancelling concerts and cancelling the culture of a whole country are different. In a broad sense, cancelling a culture is hardly different from what they call sanctions, because sanctions cancel rules in a certain way
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Creative Industries: How Not to Get Lost in the World of the Future?
We need people who combine different professions... who can combine all the latest technologies with a humanitarian approach and humanize them. <...> This is a sort of combination that can be cultivated only in young people – this must be taught, we must work on this
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Creative Industries: How Not to Get Lost in the World of the Future?
Our current external circumstances create a need to use all the latest ways of communicating information. If there is a siege, and we went through sieges more than once, then we must find ways of speaking and being heard outside the siege. For this we have a "cloud", and we need to use it in order to show what we have. Cancellation is a thing based on noise rather than on deed, and we have gone through these cancellations many times. <...> If something is cancelled, it becomes even more attractive. This means that everything that we create can become even more attractive if we show it
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
In Search of New Meanings: Science, Culture, and Sport
We have created a system of immunity, a system of state guarantees that, by the way, has really worked
02.09.2021
EEF 2021
‘Historical and Contemporary Trends in the Development of Relations between Russia and Mongolia: Nearing the 100th Anniversary'
We hold the work of Mongolian museums in high regard, Russian archaeologists continue to work with their Mongolian counterparts, and we plan to do many different things, such as holding large joint exhibitions, something we talked about during the visit of the Mongolian prime minister prior to the pandemic
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Is the New Normal a Temporary or Permanent Phenomenon?
We have a protocol on what to do in case of a flood. We have a protocol on what to do in case of a terrorist attack. We have a protocol on what to do in case of an epidemic. We just need to change the wordings and make them more down-to-earth. For example, I would say ‘dress code: mask’ rather than ‘mask regime
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Is the New Normal a Temporary or Permanent Phenomenon?
During the pandemic all developments related to virtual reality turned out to be much-in-demand. It has always been difficult for us to create an online lecture space: there was resistance both inside and outside. It is now clear that an online lecture space is needed, that any online activity <...> now needs to be monetized
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Is the New Normal a Temporary or Permanent Phenomenon?
Large groups of tourists are coming back. We are ready for this: they will visit the museum at certain hours in the morning and at certain hours in the evening. <...> We have explained to everyone that the tourism will be there, but we should not build the economy on tourism, we should not rely on tourism for income. This is very important from the psychological point of view
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Digital Renaissance
The Russian (cultural code - Ed.) should be like everywhere else: a combination of world figures of global culture that can only occur in Russia. <...> The cultural code allows you to turn some kind of bookkeeping, which for many of us is a figure, a digital economy, into something more, something creative, where the answers are not simple, where two times two does not equal four