Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post: Five things I learned about Russia last week
I was in Sochi all last week with a healthy fraction of the Russian foreign policy elite. Here's what I learned.
The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts hasn’t completely recovered from the jet-lag that comes with leaving Sochi at 2:30 in the bleeping a.m. to get back to the United States. But enough brain function has returned to make some observations about what I learned from my days in Sochi at the Valdai Discussion Club:
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WNU Editor: A Washington Post reporter spends a few days in Sochi, Russia at a international policy forum .... and comes back with this to make his assessment about Russia?!?!?! It is like going to the UN's annual General Assembly meeting in New York city in September, and leaving a few days later with an assessment on what is the state of affairs in the U.S.. LOL .... New York City is not representative of what the U.S. is, and Sochi is certainly not representative of what Russia is.