Russia / World
At this year’s Valdai Discussion Club – a key meeting point for Russia’s foreign policy establishment – there were a number of analysts and journalists expecting something significant from President Vladimir Putin’s keynote speech. Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary, had set the tone, promising a “very important” message from the president.
In the end, no such message materialised. With Russia’s 2018 presidential election already fast approaching, it was always unlikely that Putin would announce any sustantive change of Russia’s …read more