Wider Eurasia
Valdai Club to Discuss the Results of the Fourth Central Asian Conference
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On May 20, at 11:00 Moscow Time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion, titled “Russia and Central Asia in New Strategic Conditions”, based on the results of the 4th Central Asian Conference, which took place in Ufa on May 14–15.

Relations between Russia and the countries of Central Asia entail interaction in a common geographical, economic and human development space, within which the parties achieve their national goals based on cooperation and mutual understanding.

Now these relations are going through a stage where all participants are adapting to changing international conditions, as well as the evolution of their own statehood and public institutions. It is important for the expert community to carefully monitor and assess the internal and external challenges and opportunities facing our countries. A significant number of these topics were included in the agenda of the 4th Central Asian Conference in Ufa.

In Moscow, experts will summarise the results of the conference and discuss new areas of joint research between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. What issues of multilateral relations in Greater Eurasia are now the most significant? What are the prospects for the development of institutions for economic integration and security cooperation in the region? Participants in the discussion will try to answer these and other questions.


  • Sergey Overchenko, Deputy Director of the Third Department of the CIS countries at the Russian Foreign Ministry

  • Rustam Haidarzoda, Director of the Institute for the Study of Problems of Asian and European Countries of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

  • Grigory Mikhailov, editor-in-chief of the Logistan telegram channel

  • Akbope Abylkasimova, political scientist, member of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan


Working languages: Russian, English

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Links to the live broadcast of the discussion will be posted on all online platforms of the Valdai Club: on the websiteX (formerly Twitter)VKTelegram and Dzen