Dmitri Stratievski charts the rise of a new leader of Germany’s CDU. What will be his stance on German-Russia relations?
Dmitri Stratievski looks into whether Berlin might shift policy on sanctions against Russia
Dmitry Stratievsky on the candidates for the post of German Federal Chancellor and their overlapping views on the Kremlin’s policies
Dmitry Stratievski on German media coverage of the recent Moscow City Duma elections
How will Germany’s relations with Russia change after Angela Merkel resigns from high-level politics?
Marginally, yes, in the short term. Long-term, however, local grievances and international struggles will doubtless return to the fore.
Germans with a post-Soviet migration background are a diverse grouping who are poorly represented in German politics and scarcely understood by the national news media. This has led to some dangerous misconceptions over the last few years.