The Valdai Discussion Club is the partner of Russia Direct. It was founded in 2004. It has been recognized as an international platform for cooperation between leading world experts and Russian scientists, politicians and government officials. The Club is currently focused on research on global political and economic processes. Over 1,000 representatives of the international scholarly communities from 62 countries have taken part in the Club’s activities. Within the framework of the Club’s annual sessions, its participants traditionally meet with the President of Russia and other high-ranking government officials.
Debates: Experts from the Valdai Club discuss the European refugee crisis, highlighting the political, economic and cultural issues that threaten to destroy the unity of the EURead more
Debates: Oil prices could be entering a bear market, with some experts now predicting prices falling to as low as $40 per barrel. What are the implications for Russia’s economy?Read more
Debates: Russian and German experts assess the implications of recent terrorist attacks on Europe's migration policyRead more