The 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State” was held on October 18-21, 2021. After a two-year hiatus, its participants returned to the traditional venue of the annual meetings, the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The meeting summed up the results of the annual work of the Valdai Club, and also marked its return to full-fledged work — not only meaningful exchanges (which have never stopped), but also in terms of face-to-face communications.
This year’s Annual Meeting was held predominantly offline, in the traditional venue, the Polyana 1389 hotel. About 140 participants, including 65 experts from abroad, gathered for the forthcoming sessions.