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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Alexey Ryabov

Alexey Ryabov

Head, Expert and Legal Center of the Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
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29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Defining the Boundaries of Crime as a Way to Decriminalize Economic Activity and Improve the Business Climate
Criminal prosecutions are a way of overcoming the expired statute of limitations. New shareholders and new management of one of the counterparties to a deal often take advantage of this. The deal was made, it cannot be challenged at least once the statute of limitations has expired, but the new owners of the business do not like it. A criminal complaint is filed. Another very dangerous trend is that if an arbitration court ruled in favour of an entrepreneur but not their counterparty, and it has been sealed and signed by all higher instances, then these kinds of court victories can be seen as a way of committing fraud. This is written explicitly in the procedural documents. In other words, what is absurd for a civil lawyer is the norm for some criminal law experts. The problems of transferring economic disputes into the criminal plane are intensifying. Therefore, with our own efforts we must try to change this situation in favour of business