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The Interpreter Obtains List of Prospective Attendees for Russian Valdai Club Annual Meeting

The Interpreter has obtained a copy of the list of people recommended for participation in the prestigious annual Valdai International Discussion Club meeting organized by the Russian government with Russian experts from around the world.

Some highlights:

Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
Mary Dejevsky, columnist for The Independent
David Miliband, former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Labour Party MP
Robert Fisk, journalist, The Independent
Victor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary
Hans Dietrich Genscher, former foreign minister of Germany
Mark Steyn, columnist
Pat Buchanan, GOP politician
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher and editor of The Nation
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, former Guardian journalist
Thomas Graham, Kissinger Associates
Bill Clinton, former US president
Timothy Colton, Harvard Davis Center
Stephen F. Cohen, Princeton University
Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist
Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow
Ron Paul, US Congress, Libertarian Party
Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State
David Remnik, editor, New Yorker
Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution
Samuel Charap, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Angela Stent, Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies

Some highlights from the “B” list for the second round of prospective invitees:

Marc Bennetts, British journalist in Moscow
Nicholas Griffin, leader, British National Party
George Galloway, MP, leader of Respect Party
Nikolas Gvosdev, US Naval War College
Marine LePen, MP, Front National

A copy of the full document, where the attendees’ names can be seen in English in the second column, can be viewed here in a new window or below.

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 240: Ukrainian Forces Attacked And Surrounded In Lugansk Region

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 239: Violent Protests Outside Rada

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 238: Outgoing Defence Minister Says Russia Withdrawing Troops

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 237: While World Speaks Of Russian Promises, Grad Rockets Rock Donetsk

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 236: Ceasefire Monitors Hit More Roadblocks From Russia

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Russia This Week: Justice Ministry Launches Lawsuit Against Memorial Society (October 6-12)

Updated Daily.

This week’s issue:

- Belarusian Dictator Challenges Putin’s ‘Russian World’ With Support of Ukrainian Integrity
- Dozens of Ukrainian Soccer Fans Detained in Belarus for Anti-Putin Song
- Russian Justice Ministry Files Lawsuit to Liquidate Russian Memorial Society
- What’s Going On With Major-General Igor Bezler of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’?
- Russian Journalists Mark 8th Anniversary of Assassination of Anna Politkovskaya

Last week’s issue:

-5 Policeman Killed Detaining Suicide Bomber in Grozny; Terrorist Identified
Russian Ultranationalist Web Site Owner Summoned to Police in ‘Extremism’ Investigation
- Despite Further Refutations Even From Separatist Leaders, Mass Graves, ‘Organ-Trafficking’ Disinformation Still Circulates
- OSCE Representative on Human Trafficking Purveys Russian Propaganda Story of ‘Organ-Trafficking’ in Ukraine
- Veteran Russian Human Rights Group to Curtail Operations
- Putin’s Girlfriend to Head Russian Media Group
Russian State Media Continues to Distort News of Mass Graves in Ukraine
- RT Plagiarizes Breitbart Story On Obama’s Intelligence Briefings
- Russian Ruble Hits All-Time Low
- The Mystery Surrounding the Death of Russian Journalist Andrei Stenin
- Pro-Government Russian Groups Rally at War Memorial to Denounce Ukrainian ‘Fascists’
- Russia Accuses Ukraine of Atrocities; Media Distorts OSCE Report

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 235: Lugansk Power Station On Fire Again

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 234: Ukrainians Say They’re At War And They Want Nukes

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Ukraine Liveblog Day 233: The Not-Quite Frozen Conflict

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