Germany has tried to persuade Russia to embrace democracy through a policy of "change through rapprochment" in recent years. But critics say Putin's intolerance of dissent shows this approach is no longer working.
When Angela Merkel meets Vladimir Putin in Sochi, there will be new common ground to discuss: Germany and Russia both want to save the Iran deal. Beyond that, however, there are some serious differences.
The Trump-Putin tete-a-tete has brought Finns into the streets to protest both men's presence and policies. Teri Schultz looks at the high stakes but low expectations in Helsinki.
As Russia's presidential election fast approaches, the Russian government has added the Berlin-based NGO to a list of undesirables. The European Platform for Democratic Elections provides support to election observers.
A Russian teenage boy's speech in German parliament provoked an outcry in Russia. Russian politicians blame the Moscow branch of Germany's Friedrich-Ebert Foundation.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version