Go east, old man! Putin’s Valdai speech and the turning of the tide

Frank Discussion Club It was interesting to see Vladimir Putin flanked by two former prime minsters of European countries (Austria and France) when he spoke at the 11th Annual Valdai Club Discussion conference last week. Many other Western luminaries were in attendance, notably Fran├žois Fillon, prime minster of France from 2007 to 2012 under Sarkozy […]