On May 20-21, 2021, the city of Kazan will host the Central Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Russia and Central Asia Facing the Challenges of the New World — A Joint Path to the Future.” Participants in the first session, open for the media and the general public, will discuss the impact of the pandemic on the political systems of the region and the world.
Live broadcast begins on May 20 at 10:30 Moscow time (GMT+3)
The coronavirus pandemic has become a serious test for the socio-economic and political systems of all countries of the world. Russia and the countries of Central Asia also face the complex impact of pandemic stress on societies, social systems and governance. The consequences of the pandemic affected statehood in different ways: while in some countries they sped up internal changes, elsewhere they slowed them down. The purpose of the session is to discuss the lessons learned, positive and negative examples of interstate interaction and coordination of national authorities’ actions, the pandemic consequences for multilateral institutions: the EAEU, the CSTO and the CIS; opportunities to strengthen interaction.
Information for the media: In order to be accredited for the event, fill out the form on our website or call +79269307763. Accreditation is open until 3:00 pm Moscow time on May 19. A link to the live broadcast of the discussion will be posted on all online platforms used by the Valdai Club: on the website, on Facebook, Vkontakte, Instagram, Telegram, and Twitter.