Sahra Wagenknecht’s New Alliance: A Pro-Russian Party in Germany?

Dmitri Stratievski on the rise of BSW, its political ambitions, potential supporters and possible ties to Russia

The pacifist movement in Germany: For world peace or for friendship with Putin?

Dmitri Stratievski on how the splintering of the German Pacifist movement has been exposed by the war in Ukraine

German ‘Sentimental Russophilia’

Dmitri Stratievski looks into how Germany’s political elites see «non-Putin» Russia

Germany and Russia in 2021

Dmitry Stratievski comments on the events in German-Russian relations in 2021

Germany’s Next Russia Policy

Dmitry Stratievski considers the future of Russo-German relations under Berlin’s next government

Armin Laschet: A Merkelian Putinversteher?

Dmitri Stratievski charts the rise of a new leader of Germany’s CDU. What will be his stance on German-Russia relations?

Sanctions and COVID-19: a German perspective

Dmitri Stratievski looks into whether Berlin might shift policy on sanctions against Russia

Consistent critics of the Kremlin

Dmitry Stratievsky on the candidates for the post of German Federal Chancellor and their overlapping views on the Kremlin’s policies

What Do Germans Think About the Moscow Protests?

Dmitry Stratievski on German media coverage of the recent Moscow City Duma elections

German-Russian Relations After Merkel

How will Germany’s relations with Russia change after Angela Merkel resigns from high-level politics?

Has the Football World Cup 2018 helped Putin?

Marginally, yes, in the short term. Long-term, however, local grievances and international struggles will doubtless return to the fore.

Russian-speaking Germans: Who are they?

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.