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The optimistic conservatism of Putin’s Valdai address

Immediately after President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech to the 18th Plenary Session of the Valdai Discussion Club (VDC) in Sochi, Russia, mainstream media across the globe went berserk. Unable to contain its outrage, The Washington Post thundered in a headline, “Putin slams ‘cancel culture’ and trans rights, calling teaching gender fluidity ‘crime against humanity.’” Putin had […]