Think tank

Valdai International Discussion Club

N/A

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
 17
Russia average
 29
Global average
 30
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
 17
Global average
 75
% Female staff
2021
Valdai International Discussion Club
 0%
Russia average
 1%
Global average
 0%

Social

Likes (2021)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 11,196
Russia average
 8,829
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 10,714
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 10,000
Russia average
 4,213
Global average
 15,238
Subscribers (2021)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 7,120
Russia average
 1,950
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 4,460
Followers (2019)
Valdai International Discussion Club
 725
Russia average
 537
Global average
 8,281

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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