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Time for a new Russia Policy?

The German-Russian relationship has reached a low point. Andrey Kortunov, General Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in Moscow, and Liana Fix, Programme Director in the International Affairs Department at Körber-Stiftung, examine perspectives for a future German Russia policy.

Andrey Kortunov is certain: the federal government has to take concrete measures to improve the relations. Liana Fix argues that the times for a special German-Russian relationship are over. Instead, German policy towards Russia must take on more responsibility on the international scene.

The contributions are based on the last session of the German-Russian International Dialogue in Moscow in April 2018. As part of this format, Russian and German politicians and experts came together twice a year to discuss questions of European security and EU-Russia relations in a confidential environment. Körber Foundation ran this project together with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) from 2015 to 2018.

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