2004, Moscow; fosters global dialogue about Russia
(2004, Moscow; www.valdaiclub.com).
“Fostering a global dialogue about Russia” by providing an independent, scholarly analysis of political, economic and social processes in Russia and the world. Its conferences have been attended by more than 600 representatives of the international academic community from over 50 countries. Recent topics: Russian-Chinese relations, Russia and the Islamic world, cyber security, and NATO’s enlargement. The Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
(2011) assists the Club’s further development, works to expand contacts between Russian and foreign experts, supports projects of young researchers, and organizes and finances new formats for the Club’s work. Executive Director: Pavel Andreev.