During the 2015 Valdai forum, Russia Direct asked prominent international experts to describe Russian foreign policy during the last year.

Video by Pavel Gazdyuk and Anna Levicheva

The 12th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, which was held in Sochi on Oct. 19-22, gathered prominent thought leaders – including former world leaders, politicians, ambassadors and academics – to exchange their views on international issues relevant to Russia.

During this four-day venue, Russia Direct approached several international experts and asked them to describe Russian foreign policy during the last year.

Anna Levicheva, a multimedia editor of Russia Beyond The Headlines (RBTH), also contributed to the video.