Message from the Chairman
Confronting Novelty in Turbulent Times
In the second half of October, the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi will host the next Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. This year’s topic is “Russia: Agenda for the 21st Century.” It is clear that it will be about Russia, but about Russia in the international context, Russia in the big world, Russia in the global game. A new world is emerging right before our eyes, and therefore we must understand what it will be like and how Russia will exist in it.