Think tank

Valdai International Discussion Club

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Veliky Novgorod, Russia

The international discussion club "Waldai" is an annual meeting of Russian and foreign journalists, politicians and scientists that takes place every autumn. The conference deals with Russia's foreign and domestic policy, with a different theme each year. An integral part of the conference is a speech and a press conference by the Russian President. The Valdai Discussion Club was established in 2004. It is named after Lake Valdai, which is located close to Veliky Novgorod, where the Club’s first meeting took place.

Contact details

Website:
http://valdaiclub.com/

Address:
42 Bolshaya Tatarskaya st., Moscow, Russia, 115184

Country:
Russia

Sub-region:
Eastern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Russia
Operating languages
English , Russian

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
N/A
Year founded
2004
Age (years)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 18
Russia average
 30
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (CFDP), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO University), National Research University Higher School of Economics
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Andrey Bystritsky
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Andrey Bystritsky
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Andrey Bystritsky
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Valdai International Discussion Club
 50
Russia average
 33
Global average
 86
% Female staff
2021
Valdai International Discussion Club
 28%
Russia average
 52%
Global average
 48%

Social

Likes (2022)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 11,259
Russia average
 4,570
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 11,196
Likes (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 10,714
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 10,000
Russia average
 4,296
Global average
 15,087
Subscribers (2022)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 8,600
Russia average
 2,337
Global average
 5,610
Subscribers (2021)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 7,120
Subscribers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 4,460
Followers (2022)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 1,662
Russia average
 1,126
Global average
 14,670
Followers (2021)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 1,203
Followers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 725

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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