‘Difficult but fair’: ‘There is no red button you can just press’

zOn May 9, the Soviet Union’s “victory day” over Nazi Germany, the world waited to see what words Putin would address to the Russian people at the grand military parade. But the Russian president said little new about the war in Ukraine. What does this mean for Russia’s strategy? What does this mean for Germany … Read more

May 9th anniversary performances: Putin’s shadow stretches all the way to Berlin

May 9 is a public holiday in Russia – on that day the country celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany after enormous sacrifices. Now, Putin is waging war against the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. This also leads to distress in Berlin. Police decided not to raise Russian flags at the Soviet memorial in East … Read more