March 31, 2014

Is Germany Full of Russian Apologists?

Ralf Neukirch, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Should the West chart a course of confrontation with Russia following Moscow's annexation of Crimea? Many prominent Germans aren't so sure. Sympathy for Russia is alive and well in the country.

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