Images: Jack Ma with world leaders
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Jack Ma shake hands during a session connected to the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, Oct 19, 2017.
Eastern Economic Forum to boost China-Russia cooperation
According to a report by Valdai Discussion Club, an influential Russian think-tank, the increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific has a negative impact on Russia's socioeconomic development and
VIPS: Potential for U.S.-Russia Confrontation in Syria Has Never Been Greater
As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns
U.S.-Russia Relationship Now as Bad as the Cold War, Russian Embassy Claims
The post was accompanied by an infographic by the Valdai Discussion Club, a Moscow-based think tank, illustrating which international sanctions had been levied against countries all over the world.
Russia backs non-dollar trade with Turkey, no promise of help amid lira crisis
“Options for liberalisation of mutual trade look possible. Russia is quite a capacious market for Turkish goods,” said Yaroslav Lissovolik, Program Director with Russia’s Valdai Discussion Club, a
The Perils of Small-Group Thinking
“If deterrence fails, the task of the armed forces is to implement assigned missions as massively and effectively as possible. A hint of this traditional way of thinking emerged from Putin’s speech at
Putin Hints Russia Could Organize Africa Summit
Definitely, time was needed to solve all those issues, Lavrov said and suggested, both Russia and Africa could start with experts’ meetings, for example, within the framework of the St Petersburg
Salvini Works to Strengthen Italian-Russian Ties, but Within Certain Limits
Savoini’s association is described as a “non-partisan cultural association” with ideas that match “the vision of the world enunciated by the President of the Russian Federation at the 2013 Valdai
Turkey’s future lies with Russia – Turkish academic
Russia is likely to replace the United States as Turkey’s most prominent international sponsor, Turkish international relations Professor Hüseyin Bağcı wrote for Valdai Club, a Moscow-based
How BRICS Plus clashes with the US economic war on Iran
The true importance of the BRICS Johannesburg summit is how it is solidifying a Global South plan of action that would have Iran as one of its key nodes. Iran, although not named in an excellent
The Russian Defense Ministry Is Showing Off Some Truly Terrifying Weapons
"The US will have to take account of the reality that has emerged, of the new armament system we’ve developed," analyst Andrei Bystritsky, a member of the Valdai international discussion
Spotlight on Iran
During a talk at the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow, Veleyati reiterated Iran’s official position that its presence in Syria and Iraq includes “advisers” alone and is based on the official