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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Alexander Tsypkin

Alexander Tsypkin

Writer, Scriptwriter
Quotes
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Cancel Culture: Unprecedented Challenges Facing the Media Industry. National Information Policy in the Era of Post-Truth
First, the world is huge, and we could work more actively on cultural exchanges with China, India, and Latin America [as a reaction to the cancellation of Russia abroad]. There is a bunch of countries where we can direct our efforts – we can translate our wonderful Russian cinema into Spanish and arrange for it to be broadcast there, for example
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Cancel Culture: Unprecedented Challenges Facing the Media Industry. National Information Policy in the Era of Post-Truth
The key conclusion from 1937 is that 1938 is coming, in which the ones who did the shooting are shot. Accordingly, if we introduce cancel culture with respect to some of our current cultural figures, sooner or later those who introduced it will be cancelled. We will create a system that will later turn our society into a society of dictatorship because the current cancel culture abroad is, unfortunately, a step towards dictatorship
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Cancel Culture: Unprecedented Challenges Facing the Media Industry. National Information Policy in the Era of Post-Truth
The difference between cancel culture and repression is that repression is always imposed from above – society either supports it or it doesn’t. Cancel culture always comes from below. It’s bullying that everyone loves. Everyone loves to bully. Everyone likes to see heretics burnt. Social media has made it possible for people to display their aggression. And the government’s job is not to support it
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Cancel Culture: Unprecedented Challenges Facing the Media Industry. National Information Policy in the Era of Post-Truth
The main way to defeat cancel culture, which threatens all of humanity, is to not introduce it in our own culture. Sure, cancel culture is a very seductive way of dealing with dissent. But we don’t need to substitute imports of everything that we produce abroad. I think there are enough other ways to work with our own population