A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, and 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Elina Sidorenko

Elina Sidorenko

Leader of the Work Group for the Assessment of Risks Associated with Cryptocurrencies, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Why Legal Literacy is Vital for Young Entrepreneurs
In terms of priorities, it is vital that an entrepreneur brings in a lawyer at the earliest possible moment, when a startup is still at the planning stage. That is because a lawyer will be able to ensure the right system is in place
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Why Legal Literacy is Vital for Young Entrepreneurs
The people who read the civil code fall into that same rare category of people who read instructions for medication. A person will either do it or not, hoping to wing it
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Why Legal Literacy is Vital for Young Entrepreneurs
A lot of issues arise not from an overt desire to commit a wrongdoing, but because people simply do not understand what they are doing when they accept public money for their projects, do not understand what form of tax administration applies for a particular project, and so on
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Why Legal Literacy is Vital for Young Entrepreneurs
A lot of areas are emerging in which it is hard to work within the confines of a single educational background. This is particularly true for young entrepreneurs. Today, it is vital to be adept in a range of fields, such as digitalization. In order for a project to get off the ground, it needs to be given the necessary boost, and this energy comes specifically from jurisprudence, which is what makes it sustainable
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
No Longer the Far East: How Regional Management Centres Are Uniting Russia
If we look at even just the Far East and Siberia, we can see that many regions lack a basic index of information infrastructure sites. It hasn’t been created, and we can’t place it under criminal legal protection
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
No Longer the Far East: How Regional Management Centres Are Uniting Russia
We talk a lot about cybersecurity, but at present cybersecurity is a matter of developers’ consciences. [...] If a developer is conscientious, he will put a good security system in place, but if he isn’t conscientious, he will just wave his hand at it. As a result, there are pretty much just two articles in the Criminal Code to deal with these problems, and the punishment is insignificant. So, the question is: who should be held responsible?
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
No Longer the Far East: How Regional Management Centres Are Uniting Russia
What we can see now [...] is the absence of a normal algorithm for integrating one platform into another. We have a great number of interesting platforms, but then it turns out later that the analysis, the administration across these platforms is fundamentally different, and they really don't fall in to line. We aren’t creating a platform world right now, but ecosystems of individual platforms
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Enhancing Investment Appeal by Expanding Guarantees for Business
The red tape in the investigation of criminal cases, which they now try to curb. Our record holder is an entrepreneur in the Far East who went through five years of ordeal after a criminal case had been opened against them. <…> We sometimes come across a catch twenty-two situation when seizure of property is applied as an interim measure. <…> One entrepreneur in the Far East had fish products confiscated from him, but then the criminal case was dropped. <…> He says: ‘Now give me my fish back.’ ‘Sorry, they forgot to plug the refrigerator into the outlet.’ As a result, loads of valuable salmon were lost
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Prospects for the Far East
For a large economy, the way for going digital must be paved not only with legislation that determines the status of participants, but also with a model of security
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Prospects for the Far East
Now the major task is to solve the two key problems: to convey the consolidated position of big economy and big business in this department to the government. <...> The second one is to help the largest businesses, and small and medium-sized businesses too, to understand exactly what they want, what we are dealing with, and what digitalization is
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Prospects for the Far East
There is no country in the world where the rights of participants in smart contracts can be adequately protected. <...> Countries do not understand the legal nature of smart contracts