Tag: Valdai Club

Putin Is Wrong To Say Sanctions Are The New Normal Of The International Community

November 10, 2015

Staunton, November 10 – Speaking at the Valdai Club meeting this year, Vladimir Putin said that “trade and sanction wars are the reality of the contemporary global economy” and are “used among other things as instruments of unfair competition.” But he is wrong, Vladislav Inozemtsev says. “In the contemporary world, sanctions are not becoming the […]

Valdai Club Now Reflects ‘Clash of Civilizations,’ Shtepa Says

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 3 – Vladimir Putin has not only moved the Valdai Club from its original venue but has also transformed it from “an analogue to Western think tanks” with “a free dialogue” into an exemplar of what Samuel Huntington called “the clash of civilizations,” according to Vadim Shtepa. The Kremlin leader began this transformation […]

The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money

November 22, 2014

The Interpreter and the Institute of Modern Russia present a special report by Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: the Surreal Heart of the New Russia, and our editor-in-chief, Michael Weiss, on the Kremlin’s weaponization of information, culture and money to achieve foreign policy goals and undermine opponents. In recent […]

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

October 15, 2014

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 […]

Language and Culture Not History ‘Main Unifying Factors’ for Russians, Valdai Club Says

April 24, 2014

Staunton, April 24 – The Russian language and Russian culture are today “the main unifying factor[s]” for the citizens of the Russian Federation, unlike history which continues to be a source of divisions given that different groups have different understandings of past events, according to the Valdai International Discussion Club. The Moscow Higher School of […]

Russians Want to Live Well in a Strong State But Lack of Modernization Forcing Choice Between Guns and Butter

April 23, 2014

Staunton, April 23 – Russians want to live well in a strong state, according to discussions at the Valdai Club last fall. But an economist says Moscow’s failure to modernize the economy could soon force a choice between guns and butter – or even put Russia at risk having less of both. That Russians should want […]

Peskov: Putin Works So Hard, He Has No Time For a Personal Life

September 30, 2013

The press secretary of the head of state speaks about Vladimir Putin’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, the conflict in Syria and relations with the opposition and photoshops of the president. Dmitry Peskov, deputy head of the presidential administration and press secretary for the head of state spoke to Izvestiya correspondent Aleksandr Yunashev on […]