Multipolarity and Connectivity
Valdai Club to Discuss Results of the Foreign Policy Season 2023-2024
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On July 10, at 16:00 Moscow Time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host a discussion, titled “Russia in the World: Results of the Foreign Policy Season 2023-2024.”

The recent period has been a particularly successful one for Russia’s foreign policy. This can be seen in the expansion of the BRICS, the addition of new members to the SCO, and the increasing reach of Russia’s global presence. President Putin’s visit to China following his re-election, his recent visits to North Korea and Vietnam, the deepening cooperation between Russia and Iran, joint military exercises with China, and naval exercises held by Russia in the Atlantic demonstrate new priorities in Russia’s foreign policy strategy.

Vladimir Putin’s statement regarding Russia’s potential supply of weapons to adversaries of several NATO countries demonstrates Moscow’s preparedness to take retaliatory actions in the event of increased military support for Ukraine. The 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive, which seemed promising to Russia’s opponents, was intended to culminate in a “peace summit” in Switzerland, where an ultimatum was to be presented to Russia. However, Russian military operations and diplomatic efforts thwarted these plans.

Thus, both the Ukrainian offensive and the planned conference in Switzerland ended in a failure. Russia’s proposals for conflict resolution outlined during the Istanbul negotiations in April 2022 had been rejected. Given these developments, what can be expected from the upcoming foreign policy period? How will the crisis in Ukraine evolve, and what are the prospects for a resolution? Participants in this discussion will address these and other questions.


  • Andrey Rudenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia

  • Vladimir Chizhov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defence and Security

  • Alexey Krivopalov, Senior Research Fellow of the Central Asia Sector, Fellow of the Post-Soviet Studies Centre, IMEMO

  • David Monyae, Director, Centre for China-Africa Studies, University of Johannesburg


  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Working languages: Russian, English.

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