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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Alexey Shashkin

Alexey Shashkin

Director of Small and Microbusiness Division, Sberbank
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08.09.2022
EEF 2022
The Self-Employed: New Labour Market Opportunities
We believe the procedure used to control when an organization works with non-residents and transfers money to them needs to be simplified. After that, there is a procedure that is similar to flying into space, in a nutshell. Because it is inconvenient and lengthy, and for this reason we believe a lot of non-residents remain in the shadows. In our opinion, it would be possible to simplify this procedure and ultimately receive taxes
08.09.2022
EEF 2022
The Self-Employed: New Labour Market Opportunities
[In terms of] the annual amount […] I think there has at least been some inflation and a change in prices over five years. And now a simple story – if a young IT specialist has become self-employed, then in principle from July they shouldn’t process any checks because they will exceed the limit, and for now they are afraid of becoming or don’t want to become individual entrepreneurs. The same goes for apartment designers, and so on. If these people live in Moscow, then in April, for example, they will stop processing checks. I think this decision needs to be made eventually, perhaps in relation to certain industries or the employment of people
08.09.2022
EEF 2022
The Self-Employed: New Labour Market Opportunities
We believe the number of countries where non-residents can become self-employed needs to be increased. At least four countries need to be added. Particularly recent examples, when this issue was generally resolved in one day by adding residents of the [Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics] to this category. I think this would be the next great step to increasing the number of self-employed in the country