The era of the "Mercury Club"
The significant page in history of the WTC is the work of the "Mercury Club", a unique discussion platform, the need of creation was dictated by time itself.
In 2002, the club was created by Evgeniy Maximovich Primakov and has become one of the fundamental elements in the formation of a constant and constructive dialogue of entrepreneurs with representatives of federal and regional, legislative and executive authorities in Russia.
The idea of creating a "Mercury Club" belongs to a friend of Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov, Thomas Anatolyevich Kolesnichenko, an international journalist and legendary personality. He claimed that he saw a dream of the concept of the "Mercury Club". As Evgeniy Primakov, he always supported the principle of multipolar world. And it is difficult to imagine that there would be a person who could handle the role of the President of the Mercury Club better than Evgeniy Maximovich Primakov.
"The Mercury Club is a unique platform that helps search for truth in the most difficult vicissitudes of the problems of the political community and the business elite. From the first days of the club's working at the WTC, meetings with the participation of influential representatives of the establishment were regularly held, and then there appeared a special room where meetings with prominent figures in politics and business were held. We have always been incredibly careful in choosing the topics for our meetings"- tells Valeriy Alexeevich Kuznetsov, the Director of the "Mercury Club".
At meetings of the "Mercury Club" the governors, ministers, deputies and senators, domestic and foreign scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians, heads of regional chambers of commerce, representatives of public organizations defended their positions and shared ideas. Among them were: Henry Kissinger, Sergey Yuryevich Glazyev, Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov, Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky, Sergey Nikolaevich Baburin, Arthur Nikolayevich Chilingarov, Nikolai Petrovich Shmelev, Georgy Sergeyevich Poltavchenko, Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko and many others.
"The best club in the country, in Europe, in the world. A great platform for a surge of intelligence of the nation and contribution to the humanitarian development of Russia" - wrote in the book of honored guests Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky, the head of the LDPR faction in the State Duma of the Russian Federation.