Germany's relations with the successor states of the Soviet Union are still marked by the memory of German atrocities committed during the Second World War. How does that commemoration shape Russian politics and society today? What does the disintegration of the Soviet Union 30 years ago mean today for Russia's status as a great power and for its behaviour towards other countries in the post-Soviet space? And which topics and their differing interpretations really play a role in German-Russian understanding? Author and political scientist Jens Siegert discusses this in the current episode of the History & Politics Podcast.