The Valdai Speech

Nadin Brzezinski
7 min readOct 28, 2022

This is an annual speech for Vladimir Putin. Dmitry Peskov oversold it as an earth-shattering speech. Putin said the old recycled grievances he has carried for some time.

Let me quote a little from the speech because it will give you a taste of where we are. There is also a clear crossover with the global new right. Incidentally, this has been a theme with Putin for some time. It’s not new:

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB