Norms and Values
Russia-Africa Relations. Speakers
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On July 18, at 12:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host a presentation of the report titled “Russia and Africa: An Audit of Relations”, prepared especially for the Club’s Russia-Africa Conference, which will be held on July 25 in St. Petersburg. The conference will be the final synchronization of watches on the eve of the second Russia-Africa summit.


  • Lora Chkoniya, Research Fellow, Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies, IMI MGIMO, MFA of Russia

  • Elena Kharitonova, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Civilizational and Regional Studies, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Rasigan Maharajh, Director General, Institute for Economic Research in Innovation at Tswane Technical University (South Africa)

  • Israel Nyaburi Nyadera, Lecturer at Edgerton University (Kenya)

  • Dmitry Poletaev, Leading Researcher at the Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of Migration Research Centre

  • Natalia Zaiser, Chair of the Board of the African Business Initiative Union

  • Roger Tsafack Nanfosso, Rector of the University of Dschang, Cameroon