Richard Sakwa: The Debates Were Enormously Productive

03.11.2014
The 11th annual meeting of the Valdai Club had a different format. This year there was a lot of concern that given the tense political situation the debates would be tense and in some way even more violent. But it turned out that the debates were enormously productive. The atmosphere was extremely useful in terms of dialogue and exchanging views. Discussions were very substantive in the content.