The annual meeting of the Valdai discussion club provides a unique opportunity for many Western experts to “meet” with President Vladimir Putin. This year, the Kremlin sought to build up expectations by divulging that Mr. Putin was working on a draft of a particularly important speech (RIA Novosti, October 13). However, the Russian president’s performance…...
Putin hosts another Valdai to draw attention away from Russia’s stagnation
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor6 Mins Read