Plenary Session at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Russia in Global Affairs
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Research Professor;
Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director


SPIN RSCI: 4139-3941
ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-4094
ResearcherID: N-3527-2016
Scopus AuthorID: 24481505000


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Valdai Discussion Club

On October 18–21, 2021, Sochi will host the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled: “Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State”. The plenary session will take place on October 21, 2021 and will be open to the general public.

Live broadcast on the website: October 21, 2021 at 17:00 (Moscow time)

LIVE: Plenary Session at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club
October 21, 2021 at 17:00 (Moscow time)

Working languages: Russian, English.

The Age of Pandemic: Year Two. The Future Is Back
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The main objective of the next stage of international politics is to prevent any savage behaviour as rules and institutions crumble and it becomes every country for itself. This is hardly a very uplifting mission, but it is what the past thirty years amounted to.