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Putin to meet with members of Valdai International Discussion Club

October 25, 2012, 0:38 UTC+3

The ninth session of the club is being held in St. Petersburg and in Moscow from October 21 through October 25

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MOSCOW, October 25 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with members of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Thursday, the Kremlin press service reported.

The ninth session of the club is being held in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg and in Moscow from October 21 through October 25. Its topic is “The Future Is Being Made Today: Scenarios for Russia's Economic Development.”

In St. Petersburg, participants in the forum – about a hundred Russian and foreign economists, political scientists and experts in international relations – discussed scenarios of Russia's macro-economic development in conditions of growing instability on external markets and heated domestic debates on the ways to reform Russia’s economy. The forum analyzed key tendencies in the Russian and global economies, major challenges and problems both in the international and national context.

The conference is to yield an analytical report on possible scenarios of the development of Russia’s economy till the year 2030. The report will have a set of recommendation to be used in the process of forming Russia’s economic policy on the basis of the existing and future possibilities of economic growth and stable development.

The program of the Valdai Club’s Moscow conference includes a business luncheon arranged by Sberbank of Russia and meetings with representatives of the Russian political elite. A meeting with President Putin will crown the work of the Valdai Club.

The Valdai Club, which derives its name from the name of its first venue, was established in 2004 to maintain a dialogue between Russian and foreign scientists, politicians and journalists, to analyze political, economic and social processes in Russia and abroad. Usually, the forum, which is held both in Russia and abroad, draws dozens of political scientists from various world countries. Over the nine years of its existence, more than 600 representatives from the international scientific community from 44 world nations have taken part in its work.


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