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On October 24-27, 2016 Sochi hosted the 13th annual meeting of the Valdai international Discussion Club, co-founded by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The theme of the conference in 2016 was “The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow.”

On October 24-27, 2016 Sochi hosted the 13th annual meeting of the Valdai international Discussion Club, co-founded by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The theme of the conference in 2016 was “The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow.”

The forum was attended by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov; RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev; member of the RIAC Board of Trustees Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO-University; member of the RIAC Board of Trustees Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; member of the RIAC Presidium Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine; RIAC member Alexandr Aksenenok, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia; RIAC member Artem Malgin, Counselor-Chief of the Rector’s Office of MGIMO-University; RIAC member Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the HSE National Research University; RIAC member Stanislav Voskresensky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; RIAC member Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of the National Research Centre (NRC) Kurchatov Institute; and others.

At the conference, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov spoke at a special session “Europe – our failed future?” RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev posted his article “From Authoritarianism to Democracy? Political Regimes’ Future” on the Valdai Discussion Club website.

 

 

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