Putin's World Vision
Even for German Chancellor Angela Merkel - who phoned him more than 20 times this year - it is more and more difficult to understand Russian President Putin's world vision. Therefore, she personally read the long statement of the Sphinx of the Kremlin about The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules from October 24, 2014.
Vladimir Putin gave his most important speech on foreign affairs since his remarks at the Munich Security Conference in 2007 at the Valdai International Discussion Club XI session to 108 experts, historians and political analysts from 25 countries, including 62 foreign participants.
This is a must-read to understand Russian foreign policy. The transcript of the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club's XI session with all statements of President Putin, as documented and translated by the Kremlin administration, you may read here: