Andrei Sokolov was born on February 15, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region. 1997: graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in marketing. 2001 to 2014: worked at the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.2014 to 2015: worked at the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs.Since December 2015: Assistant General Director of the TASS news agency. Has been involved in the develoment and implementation of the following programmes: Government programme of the Russian Federation “Socioeconomic develoment of the Far East and the Baikal Region”; Government programme of the Russian Federation “Development of the North Caucasus Federal District” for the period up to 2025; Government programme “Accessible environment” for the period from 2011 to 2015; Federal target programme “Economic and social development of the Far East and the Baikal Region for the period up to 2018’; Federal target programme “Socioeconomic develoment of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Region) from 2016 to 2025”; Federal target programme “Socioeconomic development of the Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol up to 2020”; Federal target programme “Development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation from 2016 to 2020”; Federal target programme “Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011 to 2018)”; Awards: Honourary Certificate of the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation (2004), Honourary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation (2009), award pin “For merit” (2011) and others.
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 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 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.