In Tehran we appreciate the work RIA Novosti does. We appreciate it so much that I think RIA deserves to be a part of Omar Khayyam's rubaiyat:
One thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.
But RIA shows eternal life,
It is the fact that never dies.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.