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

October 15, 2014
At the meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Left to right: Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti Svetlana Mironyuk, former German defence minister Volker Ruehe, former French prime minister Francois Fillon, Vladimir Putin, former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi, and President of the US Centre for the National Interest Dimitri Simes. September 19, 2013. Photo by Presidential Press Service kremlin.ru

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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