On July 21, the Valdai Club hosted a discussion on the topic “National Identity as a Form of Geopolitical Struggle”.
How is the process of shaping national identity proceeding in Russia? How similar is our experience to the experience of other countries, are there any suitable examples in the past? What political and social practices of other countries should Russia use, and what should it avoid? Is there an ideal model for building a national identity that is worth striving for? Participants in the discussion tried to answer all these questions.
Miša Đurković, a famous Serbian political philosopher, Director of the Institute of European Studies in Belgrade, and author of the books “Dark Corridors of Power” and “The Illusion of the European Union” was the foreign guest of the discussion.