Putin hopes that the discussion club «Valdai» will not last because of the new format

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at meeting of Valdai club in SochiPutin hopes that the discussion club «Valdai» will not last because of the new format© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that the new format within the framework of international club «Valdai» discussion will not be delayed compared with the usual meetings.

«I hope that our meeting today will benefit and will be interesting… Just today I was somewhat confused format of the meeting (usually) on the stage sits a few people and the discussion goes on long enough. I, of course, «polirovat», as suggested by the organizers. But I hope that it will not be four to five times longer than usual», — said Putin, speaking at the discussion club «Valdai».

The moderator of the meeting noted that in 4-5 times will not be accurate, noting that the discussion will continue no more than two times longer than usual. «I’ll pull,» said the President.

During the current meeting of the Valdai club on the stage is only the Russian President and moderator, the other participants ask questions from the audience. In the course of other meetings of the club in addition to leading and Putin on stage was located several key participants in the debate.

International discussion club «Valdai» is a periodic collection of well-known experts, specializing in the study of external and internal policy of Russia. The club was established in September 2004 at the initiative of RIA Novosti, the Council on foreign and defense policy, the newspaper the Moscow Times, magazines «Russia in global policy» and Russia Profile. Valdai is one of the world’s leading platforms for cooperation between Russian and international intellectual and political elite.

The format of communication of Putin with participants of the Valdai discussion club this year another. He is confused by what he this time alone on the stage, but «ready to solo» pic.twitter.com/MfdigczVOw

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