On Russia – We Know So Little

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Moscow and Yekaterinburg as part of a political fellowship on German-Russian relations and the intense discussions and observations have left me both overwhelmed and wondering – is the West too superficial when tackling Russia? Western Media Coverage & Scepticism The morning after my return: I browse through […]

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Socialist memories and a never-ending transiton: fuel for populism and conflict

Hardly anyone reflected on the official beginning of the Eurasian Economic Union’s work on January 1st, having Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia as their members and expecting Kyrgyzstan to join in May 2015. Considering these countries as too distant, in fact, the economic potential of this union and the impact of its development bank are […]

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