The State Kremlin Palace summed up the results of the annual Knowledge Prize. At the ceremony organized by the Russian Znanie Society, 22 laureates in 13 categories were announced. The best educators and enlightenment projects of the year were determined by the decision of the jury of honour and online voting, which took place from November 10 to December 5 in the community of the Znanie Russian Society on VKontakte. The winner in the Economy and Business category was the Made in Russia communications project, which has been supported by the Roscongress Foundation for many years.
Made in Russia is the first international communication project to promote Russian exports, business, and culture. More than 60 unique materials about domestic manufacturers, goods and technologies, including news, interviews, articles and analytical materials are published daily on the information platform. The platform’s reach in 2022 was more than 8 million unique views, and more than 11,000 companies applied to participate in the platform.
“Our project allows businesses from anywhere in Russia to promote their products and services using the technical capabilities and reach of the platform. Importantly, thanks to the Roscongress Foundation, which provides its support to participants in our communications system, they can be represented at major business events in Russia. I am confident that the recognition that the Made in Russia platform has received today will give an additional impetus to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in our country," said Mikhail Sadchenkov, Head of the Made in Russia project and Director of the National Brand ANO.
The Roscongress Foundation has been supporting the Made in Russia project since 2015, ensuring its promotion and coverage at key congress and exhibition events such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum, as well as providing opportunities to work with its own audience and a network of 173 foreign trade partners in 78 countries worldwide. In November 2022, the Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Export Center concluded an agreement to jointly promote the Made in Russia brand.
A total of 6,347 applications for the Znanie Award – 2022 were submitted from 86 regions of Russia, including the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. The top 10 regions by number of applications included Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Territory, Sverdlovsk Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Novosibirsk Region, Rostov Region, the LNR, and Stavropol Territory. The most popular categories were ‘For contribution to education in culture and art’, ‘For contribution to education in the sphere of science and technology’, and ‘For contribution to education in the sphere of ‘We are together’”.
The Znanie Award 2022 was supported by the Roscongress Foundation.