LUDWIGSHAFEN/MOSKAU | | russische-foederation

LUDWIGSHAFEN/MOSKAU The German Wintershall, Inc., a BASF subsidiary company, establishes a joint venture with the Russian Gazprom in order to produce natural gas in Siberia. Previously, an extensive German-Russian economic agreement, through which the German corporation had obtained direct access to the Russian energy reserves, had been concluded. more…

KALININGRAD | | russische-foederation

KALININGRAD Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht are to have a monument erected to them on Russian territory - in a cemetery in Kaliningrad which is the last resting-place of prisoners of war, murdered by the Germans by being used in experiments. The erection of the monument, which makes the memories of the Nazis' experiments on humans secondary to that of the invaders is meeting with resistance, as have many other attempts to honour the German aggressors. more…

KIEL | | russische-foederation

KIEL An academic project of the state of Schleswig Holstein established that there was a ,,tendency to estrangement from Russia"in the Russian Oblast of Kaliningrad and investigated the possibilities of introducing a ,,cross-border civil society"there. There exists a ,,considerable appeareance"that separatist opinion is gaining popularity and that a ,,spiral of escalation"is setting in. more…

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According to a report drawn up by the Bundesnachrichtendienst, the German equivalent of MI6, Russia is in danger of being de-stabilised. Gises on Russia's southern Rank, in the Caucasus and Central Asia, could, says the BND, lead to very senous conflict. In Chechnya, for instance, the Russians were not, according to the BND, succeeding in suppressing the secessionist forces and there are still 44,000 Russian troops there. more…