Session of the Valdai Discussion Club "Russia’s Turn to the East: The Next Decade" in the Framework of the Days of the Far East in Moscow. Speakers


On December 14, as part of the Days of the Far East in Moscow business programme, the Valdai Club will hold a session, titled “Russia’s Turn to the East: The Next Decade.” Russia’s turn to the East is an accomplished fact. Over the past years, the volume of economic and political ties between Russia and Eurasia has significantly increased, with their structure changing gradually. Russia is feeling more and more at home in Asia. 


  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club


  • Alexander Krutikov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East

  • Yegor Borisov, Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

  • Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Relations at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

  • Pankaj Saran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Russian Federation

  • Lim Kheng Hua, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation

  • Apurva Sanghi, World Bank Lead Economist for the Russian Federation

  • Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

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