Read More On...

Valentino Valentino Garavani Rockstud Rockstud Garavani Ruffle Sandals ac8a61

The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

About the Author:

Moon Boot Ankle Boot - Women Moon Boot Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11492696AD,Lea-Gu Ankle Boot - Women Lea-Gu Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11497300FEOfficine Creative Giselle Boots,Men/Women - CARVELA LILY - King of the Kings,Gentlemen/Ladies - CARVELA KANE - famous load,Melissa + Jason Wu Ankle Boot - Women Melissa + Jason Wu Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11277486NI,Adidas Adidas Originals Tubular Nova SneakersGentleman/Lady - CARVELA KARA - Fashion,Jeffrey Campbell Ankle Boot - Women Jeffrey Campbell Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11269732RJ,Men's/Women's - CARVELA COMFORT CALI - superb processingBalenciaga Black Ceinture Leather Ankle Boots,Common Projects Skate Low Sneakers,Sergio Rossi Pointed Toe Pumps,Giorgio Fabiani Ankle Boot - Women Giorgio Fabiani Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11478345LG,Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Ice Superstar Trainers,Janet Sport Ankle Boot - Women Janet Sport Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11467246AT,Marian Ankle Boot - Women Marian Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11520192HM,Koio Capri Oliva Sneakers,Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals,Moma Ankle Boot - Women Moma Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11498254BP,Fendi Fur Detail SandalsCalvin Klein 205W39nyc Side Stripe Ankle Boots,Giuseppe Zanotti Design Salomè Boots,See By Chloé Open-toe Buckle Sandals,Gentlemen/Ladies - Veja V-10 Sneakers - Diversified ED Pack,Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Pumps,Giuseppe Zanotti Design Harmony SandalsMara Ashley Ankle Boot - Women Mara Ashley Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11554331TOMm6 Maison Margiela Ankle Boot - Women Mm6 Maison Margiela Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11028195VD,Gentlemen/Ladies - KG KURT GEIGER JACOBS - good design,MICHAEL KIMMAGE is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America and the author of The Decline of the West: An American Story. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio.

Historic U.S.-Russian meetings tend to occur outside of Washington and Moscow. Franklin Delano Roosevelt first encountered Joseph Stalin in Tehran. At the end of World War II, they met again at Yalta, a name that would thereafter signify Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Harry Truman’s one and only meeting with Stalin was in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. John F. Kennedy had a shaky meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Geneva, while Ronald Reagan had a memorable collision with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for a frenetically anticipated summit on July 16 in Helsinki. Their encounter—coming amid cascading revelations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, unnerving questions about Trump’s admiration for his Russian counterpart, and U.S.-Russian tensions around the globe—is certain to be a media spectacle. But as its location subtly implies, the real importance of the meeting may have little to do with the theatrics at the top. Unglamorous, largely unnoticed diplomatic processes could prove more consequential. In Helsinki in 1975, the United States, the Soviet Union, and various European powers devised a security architecture for Europe that was controversial at the time but ultimately crucial to the Cold War’s peaceful end. Without the Helsinki Accords, which fostered agreement on Europe’s borders and enshrined a nominal commitment to human rights in the Eastern bloc, the revolutions of 1989 may never have come and almost certainly would not have been as peaceful as they were.

The lessons of that previous U.S.-Russian encounter in Helsinki are worth remembering now. The agreement that resulted involved years of drab, painstaking diplomacy. It required agonizing compromise on both sides. It rested on work rather than optics. Under the shadow of low expectations, a difficult process preceded final success. The summit’s real importance, in other words, had little to do with momentary media spectacle. The same could be true of next week’s Trump-Putin meeting.


For Valentino's AW18 ready-to-wear collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his vision of unapologetic romanticism, where feminine silhouettes are celebrated in a bold and assertive way. These silver-tone patent leather Valentino Garavani Rockstud ruffle sandals from Valentino feature an open toe, a branded insole, an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening, a high stiletto heel and a metallic sheen.

Designer colour: S13 ARGENT

Made in Italy

Designer Style ID: QW2S0H22HJS

Farfetch ID: 13255291

Size & Fit

Measurement Information

Below are the measurements for Sandals in size 37 IT

Centimeters Inches


12 cm
21 cm
8 cm


4.7 in
8.3 in
3.1 in

All measurements are made by Farfetch

Still need some help? Try our Size Guide

Composition & Care
Sole Composition
Leather 100%
Lining Composition
Leather 100%
Outer Composition
Patent Leather 100%
Shipping & Free Returns
Shipping From France

One shipping fee, on multiple pieces, from multiple locations.

No matter how many items you purchase, or where in the world you order from, you will only pay one fee.

Click here to find out more about our shipping options, including Click & Collect and Same Day Delivery.

Free returns pick-up

We offer free global returns.

You have 14 days from receiving your order to return the item. We strongly recommend that you book your free returns pick-up within 7 days of receiving your order to ensure that it arrives back in time.

Click here to read our full returns policy.

Import duties information

Delivery duties are included in the item price when shipping to all EU countries plus USA, Canada, China, Australia, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Singapore, Republic Of Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Qatar, India, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, U.A.E., Japan. This means all import duties are included in your order. The price you see is the price you pay.

Delivery duties are not included in the item price when shipping to all other countries. This means you may be liable to pay import duties on receipt of your order.

Designer : Valentino

Founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, Italian fashion-house Valentino is one of the most renowned expressions of couture savoir faire. Elegance, timelessness and grace constitute the label’s DNA, providing customers with the perfect equilibrium between traditional craftsmanship and a contemporary design ethos. Having established a devoted following since its conception, Valentino is now under the creative direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli who introduced a youthful energy to the brand’s signature gowns, refined tailoring and cult accessories.

Loading, please wait...