Posts Tagged ‘ Gerhard Schröder ’

Putin’s Useful Idiots

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

Slawomir Sierakowski April 28, 2014 Western intellectuals have long had a soft spot for Russia. Voltaire, the French teacher of tolerance and a great friend of Catherine the Great, said that he would gladly move to Russia, though only if its capital were Kiev, not icy St. Petersburg. Johann Gottfried von Herder, the German philosopher…

Why Germans are More Ambivalent About What’s Happening in Ukraine than Anybody Else

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

by Juliane Fuerst There is no other country in which the Ukrainian crisis triggered such a divisive and self-searching debate as in Germany. This is not surprising. Germany, Russia and Ukraine are tied to each other in an uncomfortable embrace of history, politics, economics and personal relations. Germany is Russia’s most important trading partner in…