The RF Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Schegolev's Welcoming Address to the Participants of the Second Russian Internet Governance Forum
Rod Beckstrom's, CEO and president of ICANN Welcoming Address
Markus Kummer's, Vice President for Public Policy, ISOC Welcoming Address


Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF) is an event hosted by Coordination Center for TLD RU and supported by Ministry of Communications of Russia. Held in Moscow, Russia, the event took place in Moscow's massive Expocenter at Krasnaya Presnya on May 12, 2011.

The Forum is held annually, and saw its second opening in 2011. In 2010, Russian Internet Governance Forum was a first global domain industry event to be held in Russia and Eastern Europe, becoming a part of regionally held IGF's.

Russian Internet Governance Forum is an event where all professional views can be brought to attention and discussed. We aim to find a consensus between government agencies, telecommunications industry, businesses and society, leading to successful results in Russia and worldwide. Forum is to become a starting point for many collaborations in which Russian Internet experts could take part among with their international colleagues.

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