Economic Statecraft
Why Cold War-Era Fighter Jets Do Not Retire? Speakers
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On June 23 at 4:00 pm Moscow Time, the Valdai Club will host a discussion dedicated to the release of the new Valdai Paper There’s a Country for Old Planes: Why Cold War-Era Fighter Jets Do Not Retire and Are Set to Share the Skies With Drones”.


  • Aleksei Bulatov, Deputy Chief Designer of the Su-75, PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)

  • Ilya Kramnik, Researcher, Center for North American Studies, IMEMO RAS

  • Sameer Patil, Senior Fellow, ORF Mumbai (India)

  • Alexander Yermakov, Military Analyst, Expert of the Russian International Affairs Council (author of the note)


  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.