On October 18–21, 2021, Sochi hosts the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State”. The topic of the seventh session, which took place on October 21, 2021, was “Russia as a Solution. What Did the Shocks Teach Russia and How Is This Useful to the World?”. Valery Fyodorov, Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM); Sergey Karaganov, Academic Supervisor, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE); Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Tigran Khudaverdyan, Deputy CEO, Yandex Group of companies; Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation. The session was moderated by Raghida Dergham, Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; Columnist, The National, Annahar Al Arabi (Lebanon).