Business programme

Protecting National Interests to Build and Develop Civil Society

Pavilion F, conference hall F2
Sovereign Law in a Changing World
The beginning of a special military operation in Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the "SMO") has led to a drastic increase in the anti-Russian policy pursued by the Western collective, especially in the information sphere. Through international and foreign non-governmental non-profit organizations, Russian NPOs affiliated with them, and individuals, attempts have been made to create negative public opinion about the activities of the Russian government and influence their decision-making. To safeguard national interests, the Russian Federation adopted the Federal Law On Control over Activity of Persons under Foreign Influence. This legislative act promotes transparency and openness of non-commercial organizations and individuals who receive money and other property from foreign sources and participate in political activities within the Russian Federation. The law does not intend to limit or terminate the activities of organizations recognized as foreign agents, and registration as a foreign agent does not exclude receiving financial support from either Russian or foreign sources. What measures does the Russian Federation take to address foreign interference in its internal political processes? What tools do foreign sources use to destabilize the political situation, and how are illegal activities financed? How does monitoring of the information space help prevent actions of foreign states to discredit and demonize Russia? What are the ways to further develop the institution of a foreign agent, and what are the grounds for inclusion in the foreign agent list? How does the internet become a vehicle for inculcating Western values among young people, and what are the consequences of destructive interference in the internal affairs of states?


Viktor Blazheyev
Rector, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)


Stanislav Apetyan
Head, Center for the Study of New Communications
Igor Borisov
Member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Vyatkin
Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on State Building and Legislation
Alexander Izhko
Deputy Head, Department of Licensing, Control and Supervision in the Sphere of Mass Communications, Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor)
Alexander Kots
War Correspondent (online)
Andrey Lugovoy
Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to investigate the facts of interference of foreign states in the internal affairs of Russia
Konstantin Mogilevsky
Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (online)
German Neglyad
State Secretary – Deputy Director, Federal Financial Monitoring Service
Oleg Sviridenko
Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation