Putin at Valdai: A Deep Dive Into Long-Standing Grievances

During his October 19 appearance at the Valdai Club, Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on the past to a disconcerting degree, reiterating Russia’s long-standing complaints about the US and exhibiting a conspiratorial mindset, but provided no clue as to where he wants to move US-Russian relations in the coming months and years. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

Organizers take pride in the Valdai Discussion Club’s generally forward-looking approach. Yet during his appearance before this year’s gathering of foreign experts, President Vladimir Putin focused on the past to a disconcerting degree.
 

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Richard Weitz is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute.

Putin at Valdai: A Deep Dive Into Long-Standing Grievances

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