Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is a lobby based in Moscow that promotes the interests of business in Russia. It has over 1,000 members, which include both private and state-owned companies, factories, and foreign and Russian plants. The RSPP is the successor of the previous USSR scientific and industrial union in the Russian Federation.
It was founded by Arkady Volsky in 1991. He headed it until 2005. He was succeeded by the current president is Alexander Shokhin, vice-premier of Russia from 1991 to 1994, and subsequently a Duma depute for eight years. Its current vice-president, Igor Yurgens, has been an adviser to UNESCO and the Trade Unions Council, and was chairman of the General Confederation of Trade Unions in 1996. He is a graduate from Moscow State University. Yurgens is sometimes interviewed by Western media on issues concerning Russian industry.
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