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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Aleksey Pushkov

Aleksey Pushkov

Senator of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Commission of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy and Interaction with the Media, author and presenter of the analytical program "Postscript"
Russian Senator and Chairman of Federation Council's Commission on Information Policy and Cooperation with the Media.

Born 10 August 1954 in Moscow.

Higher Education: graduated in 1976 from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a specialization in International Relations.

Speaks two foreign languages: English, French.

Candidate of Historical Sciences.

1983–1988 – Editor-Consultant to Problems of Peace and Socialism/World Marxist Review (Prague).

1988–1991 – Consultant of the International Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1991–1995 – Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Moskovskiye Novosti (Moscow News)

1995–1998 – Deputy General Director, Public Russian Television (ORT)

From 1998 – Head, Author, and Anchor of Postscriptum (TV Centre).

2004–2016 – Member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.

2008–2011 – Director of the Institute of Current International Issues of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

2011–2016 – Member of the State Duma from Perm Territory. Chair of the Committee on International Affairs of the 6th convocation of the State Duma.

From 2004 – Honoured Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation

He holds honourary degrees from Moscow University for the Humanities (MosGU), Russian-Armenian University (Yerevan), and Azerbaijan University of Languages (Baku).

Author of seven books on Russian foreign policy and international relations. His book Globalnye shakhmaty. Russkaya partiya (Global Chess: The Russian Game; Moscow, 2018) has also been published in France.

He has been awarded the Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland’ 3rd and 4th class, the Order of Honour, and the Order of Friendship. He has also been bestowed the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour (2020) and a Letter of Appreciation from the President of the Russian Federation. He is a laureate of the Russian Ludwig Nobel Prize and a number of other public and professional awards. He is a member of the MGIMO University Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg Dialogue Forum Coordinating Committee, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, and the Public Council of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

Married, with a daughter.