Photo Gallery: Session 2. Tradition and Future: National Identity in a Changing World

The second session of the Valdai Club's 15th Annual Meeting was dedicated to the topic: "Tradition and Future: National Identity in a Changing World".

What are the foundations of the contemporary Russia’s national identity, how do its tradition and history correlate with the challenges of today and, more importantly, of tomorrow? The reason why this topic was chosen for the opening session is that having a solid ideological and moral foundation is crucial for any country’s successful development amid the changes in the global context. Profound economic and communicational interdependence of the countries of the world is accompanied by growing ideological and cultural fragmentation, polarization within societies and between nations. In these circumstances, internal unity and self-confidence based on deep historical roots and moral compass, enable society to face external and internal challenges and proceed to the future.