National Association of
Timber Industry
«Russian Forest»

Association’s goals

Assistance in the formation of favorable economic, legal and other conditions for the development of the forestry complex, ensuring the effective development of the economy, social and environmental security of the country.

Consolidation of forestry enterprises, as well as the development of technological, production, sales ties to increase the efficiency of their activities and competitiveness;

Protection of the rights and legitimate interests of members of the Association at all levels of government (consulting, information, legal and other support);

Promotion of the responsible forest management principle;

Improvement of regulatory legal acts in the field of forestry;

Development of human, technological and scientific potential;

Assistance in digitalization of the forestry complex;

Assistance in attracting investments in the development of the forestry complex;

Improving the efficiency of interaction with authorities at all levels;

Development of small and medium-sized businesses in the forest industry.

Alexey Zhelneyev

He headed the National Association of Timber Industry «Russian Forest» in 2018.
«After going through all the stages of work in the forest industry, I clearly see the main problems and challenges that the industry faces today. This experience has already allowed to formulate the position of the professional community and find a connection between it and the legislature. And in the next few years, it will also help to find new directions in the development of the association and the entire industry».

Andrey Goncharov
Vice President of the Association for Strategic Development

Right now it is very important to ensure the consolidation of timber industry to participate in the formation of favorable economic, legal and other conditions for the development of the industry, ensuring effective economic growth, social and environmental security of the country. It is planned to implement this using the cluster mechanism.

Margarita Lee
Vice President of the Association for the Support of Investment Projects

«Today, one of the urgent tasks of the «Russian Forest» is the independent disposal of waste from the wood processing industry. In order to solve it, we developed the project «Mini Pulp and Paper Mill». Its implementation within two years at each timber processing plant will allow not only to avoid waste accumulation, but also to produce products - cardboard and cellulose. The production capacity of the Mini PPM allows you to capture all the smelly gases and apply a closed water supply system. Mini PPM is an ecologically and economically efficient project».

Alexander Onuchin
Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Director of the Forest Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

«Participation in the board of the association of timber industrialists will make it possible to put into practice the enormous amount of information that the V.N. Sukachev Forest Institute has. Our cooperation will serve as a good step for the development of the industry.».

Vladimir Arkhipov
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Honored Arborist of the Russian Federation.

«The forest industry is becoming more and more technological every year, therefore, for the development of the industry, quality restoration and respect for nature, a scientific approach is needed. I am sure that my experience and knowledge will benefit the Russian «Forest Association»».

Nikolayev Nikolay
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Ownership and Land Tenure.

«The association provides an opportunity to build a dialogue with forest industry on a qualitatively new level. And this allows us to develop law projects, taking into account both — the interests of the state and the opinion of industry representatives».

Ruslan Provodnikov
Public figure. Curator of the Association’s social initiatives.

«Being a person who linked his life with sports, I experienced first-hand the colossal role of professional associations in helping athletes. In the forest industry, the association serves as a liaison for all market players, and its effectiveness is key to the development of the entire industry».

National Forest Forum

Opora Russia

Russian regional
development fund

Russian Union of Industrialists
and Entrepreneurs

St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum


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