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News Archive of the focus “Russia in Europe”

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Identities and culture do not recognise border checkpoints. In the town of Rezekne, only an hour’s drive from the physical border with Russia, five young Latvians tell the Körber-Stiftung about their identity and everyday reality. Their answers open up a world of competing and overlapping identities, of mixed languages and stark rifts.

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This week marks the anniversary of the reactionary coup attempted against Soviet President Gorbachev in 1991. Alexander Konkov, director of the Moscow-based think tank Rethinking Russia, reflects on how the Soviet past still influences perceptions of Russia in the West today.

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The Ukraine conflict, the Syrian crisis, European security: tensions and profound disagreements continue to characterize the relationship between Russia and the European Union. Speaking upon invitation of the Körber Foundation, Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation signaled readiness for dialogue with the West.

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In Moscow-based independent pollster Levada Center´s latest representative survey, almost 40% of the 1600 respondents named Stalin as “one of the ten outstanding personalities of all times and nations”. In her guest contribution for the Berlin Policy Journal Gabriele Woidelko, Körber Foundation, analyses the role of Stalin in current Russia.

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During the 165th Bergedorf Round Table in Saint Petersburg, Journalist Natalia Konyashina asked Dominik P. Jankowski from Poland and Vadym Triukhan from Ukraine about possible solutions for the Ukraine-Crisis, the future of the Minsk Agreement and perspectives for the European Integration of Ukraine.

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The participants of the 165th Bergedorf Round Table, which was held in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in Saint Petersburg from 21-23 May 2017, examined the trajectory of the relationship between Russia and Europe in light of the new geopolitical coordinates.

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