Russia is a country of European culture, but this is not its only characteristic. The Russian cultural and social structure has absorbed important elements of various non-European cultures and traditions, resulting in a unique fusion. The development of a national identity, which is now described as a “distinctive state-civilization”, was discussed on October 4,2023 by the participants of the eighth session of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Programme for October 4:
10:00 – 11:30 Session 7. Science and Education in the Age of Confrontation
12:00 – 13:30 Session 8. Russian Civilisation Through the Centuries (LIVE)
14:30 – 16:00 Session 9. Russian Society in the Era of Transformation
16:30 – 18:00 Meeting with top members of the executive and legislative authorities of the Russian Federation
19:30 – 21:00 Special session. The Post-Soviet Space: Lessons of the Past, Contours of the Future
Read the Programme for details.
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Fair Multipolarity: How to Ensure Security and Development for Everyone” will be held in Sochi on October 2–5, 2023. The meeting will be attended by 140 experts, politicians and diplomats from 42 countries throughout Eurasia, Africa, North and South America. Over the four days of the Valdai Club Annual Meeting, 17 sessions will be held, and some of them will be broadcast live on our website.