OPORA RUSSIA, being a legal entity established and acting under the law of the Russian Federation, situated in Moscow unites two organizations. The first one is Non-profit Partnership "All Russian Union of Business Associations "OPORA", founded in 2001. It includes more than 140 different industrial associations, regional unions, guilds of small and medium entrepreneurs.
The second one is "All Russian Non-governmental organization of small and medium business "OPORA RUSSIA". It was founded in 2002 and has regional departments in 81 regions of the Russian Federation. Its members are the entrepreneurs themselves.
Our organization represents the interests of about 400 000 small and medium enterprises, which create job opportunities for 5 million of Russian citizens.
The main issues of OPORA RUSSIA are:
OPORA RUSSIA is developing international cooperation and assists its members in establishing partner relationships with entrepreneurs from foreign countries. It has agreements of cooperation and partnership with UNICE, OSEC (Switzerland), CGPME (France), FFE (Finland), SARIO (Slovakia), FSB (Great Britain), Marke Russia (Italy), ASECAM (Spain), Employers of Poland, USA, Singapore, China, India, South Korea.
In Eastern Asia OPORA RUSSIA has a representative office in Shanghai and the one for the Central Europe is situated in Zurich, Switzerland.
In accordance with its Charter only Russian companies and individual entrepreneurs can become members of OPORA RUSSIA.