"The Moscow Connection"

6/28/24 in Schwerin

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The next dates:

  • Friday, Jun 28, 202419:30 - 21:30 clock
Lecture & Science, Literature

Reading and talk with Markus Wehner

For many years, Germany ignored the danger posed by Putin's regime. It ignored the warnings of its European neighbors and became increasingly dependent on gas and oil from Russia. How did this come about? What role did Gerhard Schröder play as SPD Chancellor and later gas lobbyist with his extensive network in politics and business? Why didn't CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel take a more far-sighted course? What business and political connections, but also what economic and strategic interests led Germany to back Putin, even though he had already waged wars, eliminated the opposition and disregarded freedom and human rights before his invasion of Ukraine?

FAZ correspondents Reinhard Bingener and Markus Wehner investigated these questions for their book. Michael Roick talks to Markus Wehner about how the Moscow connection in German politics made one of the biggest misjudgements in German foreign policy since 1945 possible.


The event is free of charge.

You can find the conditions of participation at freiheit.org/participation-conditions

Register now at store.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/9m9da or via our central service by e-mail service@freiheit.org or phone+49 30 22 01 26 34 (Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

A cooperation event of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Schwerin City Library.

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Event dates
  • Friday, Jun 28, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 clock
Event Location

City Library of the State capital Schwerin

Klöresgang 3
19053 Schwerin

+49 385 590190
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City Library of the State capital Schwerin

Klöresgang 3
19053 Schwerin



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