The State in the Middle of the 21st Century : What are the Strengths? List of Speakers

The Valdai Discussion Club and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center have launched a joint project entitled "Russia: Readiness for the Future (The Future Preparedness Index.)". The debate will become the starting point of the expert dialogue aimed to identify ideas and directions that are likely to lead the country to success with the right policies. 


  • Fyodor Lukyanov, Academic director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Politics journal

  • Valery Fedorov, director of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM)


  • Andrei Frolov, Editor-in-Chief of Eksport Vooruzheniy (Arms Export) magazine

  • Alexander Filippov, Professor, the National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • Andrei Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation 

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