ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


International Conference “Russia and Asia After the Pandemic”

International Conference “Russia and Asia After the Pandemic”


On December 9, the Valdai Discussion Club conducted an international conference on “Russia and Asia After the Pandemic” in a mixed format. The ASEAN Centre’s Director Dr. Victor Sumsky participated in the event.

Dr. Victor Sumsky was a speaker at the Session 1 “The Shock of 2020: What We Lost and What We Gained in International Relations” focused on discussions of the impact of a pandemic on the international relations and the future prospects of the world development. The session was moderated by Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. Among the session’s speakers were representatives from research institutions of China, India and Vietnam.

Expert opinion by Dr. Victor Sumsky, Director of the ASEAN Centre