Dear friends!

This year, the Eastern Economic Forum is taking place at a time of great trials and tribulations world-wide that are impacting on every aspect of our lives. The battle against COVID-19 still rages. In the meantime, the technology landscape is undergoing ground-breaking changes. Our entire planet is facing environmental challenges, including extreme weather. Such transformations pose a threat but also engender new opportunities in the Far East in various economic sectors, such as renewable energy, telecommunications, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, tourism, human capital development and others. The Far East has everything it needs to become a leader in these spheres: talented and hard-working people, a solid diversified economy, government willingness to act, a unique natural environment and geographical location. I am confident that the Forum, which is typically attended by Russian and foreign business leaders, world-famous politicians and public figures, will be the perfect place not only to find solutions to many pressing issues but also to reach agreements on implementing new large-scale initiatives that could promote international cooperation and further stimulate development of the Far East.”

Alexei Chekunkov

Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Region
Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic

About pavilion

The single multimedia exhibition held by the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic (Minvostokrazvitiya) and the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC) showcases the results of the accelerated development of the Far Eastern Federal District, as well as new projects, programmes, social initiatives and services targeting the general public and investors. A single synchronized digital space has been set up. The exhibition is arranged in multi-functional zones, allowing it to be used as a venue for presentations, televised Q&A sessions, formal agreement signings and business negotiations. The Far Eastern Street exhibition includes a display called House Built on a Hectare. There is also a sales exhibition of goods manufactured by participants in the Hectare in the Far East programme. Here visitors can get advice on how to obtain a free land plot in the Far East or the Arctic, and learn more about the services offered to participants in this large-scale project.

About the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation

The Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC) is the only development institution serving as a liaison between the state and investors. FEDC provides comprehensive support to residents that have taken advantage of the preferential conditions for operating in the Far East and Arctic by rendering them a wide range of services: offering tax benefits, raising funds for build infrastructure and helping with administrative tasks. In addition, the Corporation is running public benefit initiatives: “Far Eastern Hectare” and “Far Eastern Mortgage”. FEDC staff help investors find employees for new enterprises. They are also involved in devising federal and regional programmes focusing on education and demographics. The Corporation has offices in Moscow and Vladivostok, with subsidiaries and representative offices located in regions of the Far East and the Arctic.

Igor Nosov

Acting General Director Russia Far East and Arctic evelopment orporation

  • 2018 – Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) – Master in Public Administration;
  • 2016 – University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – General Management GMCA;
  • 2013 – Colorado State University, College of Business – Executive MBA;
  • 1998 – Institute of Law under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation – Specialist in Law (Russian equivalent to a Master’s degree before 2003);
  • Igor also successfully took different courses at other universities, including:
    • Civil Service College, Singapore;
    • École nationale d'administration, Paris;
    • City University of Hong Kong, the Washington Campus;
    • Kazan Federal University, etc.
1999–2002 Government of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Protocol officer
2002–2007 Philip Morris International, Corporate Affairs Executive, Russia & Belarus.
2007–2010 Alabuga Special Economic Zone - Largest Special Economic Zone in Russia
  • 2008–2010 – CEO
  • 2007–2008 – Deputy CEO, Director Investor Relations
2010–2012 Chairman of the Board, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan
2012–2013 Moscow City Government, Deputy Minister of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship
2013–2018 Innopolis Special Economic Zone
  • CEO

Best Russian IT cluster (Financial Times, 2019)

2018–2020 Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia

Deputy Governor, areas of responsibility:

  • regional budget and finance
  • economic development
  • land and property management
  • IT & communications
  • investor relations

Key achievements:

  • National investment rating of Russian regions, the Nizhny Novgorod Region rose from position 70 to 18 between 2018 and 2020.
  • First region in Russia to launch digital participatory budgeting (Your Choice project)
  • Creation of the Kulibin Special Economic Zone.
Since 2021 Russia Far East and Arctic development corporation

  • 2018 – Title of merit "Honored Economist of the Republic of Tatarstan"
  • 2000 – Annual Prize and Medal of the Praesidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences for the best research in Russia by young scientists.