Lavrov, Oreshkin, Medinsky will take part in session of club «Valdai»

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaks at the annual meeting of the International discussion club Valdai in Sochi. Archival photoLavrov, Oreshkin, Medinsky will take part in session of club «Valdai»© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The Russian Minister Sergei Lavrov, Maxim Oreshkin, Vladimir Medinsky, as well as cultural figures and prominent businessmen will participate in the annual meeting of the discussion club «Valdai», said RIA Novosti Director for scientific work of the club, chief editor of the magazine «Russia in global politics» Fyodor Lukyanov.

The annual meeting will take place on 15-18 October in Sochi, the topic of the discussion «Russia: the 21st century». As told Lukyanov that this meeting will differ from previous sessions will be mostly about Russia.

«(To be discussed) different aspects of our lives and future: culture, economy, political system, public relations, of course, foreign policy and the General theme of the opening conference, identity, tradition, modernity. Accordingly, the main speakers at the sessions will be Russian representatives,» — said Lukyanov

The meeting is expected to be attended by the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva, the Minister for Far East development Alexander Kozlov, Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov.

«Also expected the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Chairman of the Eurasian economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan, representatives of the defense Ministry. I think, of great interest are Metropolitan Tikhon, Director of the Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev, Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, the Director Konstantin Bogomolov, writer Evgeny Vodolazkin, the other guests,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Speaking about the agenda, he noted that in recent years, the participants were asked to Valdai paid more attention to Russia. «Four years was engaged in global issues. Now I understand: the time has come when it’s time to talk about Russia. Everyone understands that there comes a new stage, but I don’t know what,» — said Lukyanov.

However, he added, that will be discussed and international issues – middle East, Eurasia and other issues.

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