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Remarks by Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov at the Open Discussion at Vivekananda International Foundation, January 8, 2023

Good afternoon! Esteemed Dr Gupta, Esteemed Dr Bystritskiy, Dear colleagues, To begin with, I would like to congratulate everyone and welcome the conference that the Valdai Discussion Club and the Vivekananda International Foundation have orga....

Achievements and Potential of Economic Cooperation Between India and Russia

India today is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with a strong outlook of 7-8 per cent growth rates for the coming decade. Russia, despite having become the most sanctioned economy in the world, has shown uncommon resilience and returned to p....

Towards a Common Understanding of the Future

One of the most discussed topics in Russian society is the current and future state of Russian-Indian relations, and their impact on the state of affairs in the modern world. Clearly, Valdai Discussion Club experts are directly involved in ongoing....

A New Trajectory for India-Russia Relations

In his column, Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, focuses on India-Russia relations, noting the strength and resilience of these ties amidst geopolitical turbulence. Focusing on the relationship between India and R....

India-Russia Relations Show Resilience and Stability

The year 2023 ended on high note for India-Russia relations with the successful visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar. The five-day visit to Moscow and St Petersburg was significant for numerous reasons for both sides and also contained....

Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy: Russia- Ukraine War - Lessons for India

(Given below is the modified version of presentation given by Amb. DB Venkatesh Varma during Prof. Matinuzzaman Zuberi Memorial Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 7 December 2023.)

Kissinger Syndrome
By the time I joined th....

Russia’s Fuel Export Ban and its Implication for Africa and Beyond

Background
On September 21, by a decree signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Russia banned the export of all types of diesel, including summer, winter and Arctic blends, as well as heavy distillates, including gasoline and diesel.<....

Russia Pitches for a Non-hegemonic, Multipolar World Order

(The following is a summary of key take aways from the 20th Annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, Sochi, 02-05 Oct 2023) The Valdai Discussion Club held its 20th annual meeting in Sochi from 02-05 Oct 2023. The meeting was addressed....

Russia's Approach to Afghanistan

Developments in Afghanistan have always aroused Russian minds. In the words of Amb Raghavan, since the eighteenth century, Russia's strategic planning has been driven by the search for secure borders, buffer zones and warm waters. To further understa....

Risks of Exaggeration: What to Make of Russia’s Relations with China after the Xi Visit

Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to Moscow, 20-23March, his first abroad in his third term as China’s President, evoked considerable interest. Two joint statements and a dozen bilateral cooperation documents were signed. Xi’s personal equation wit....

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