"The Moscow Connection" reading in Schwerin

6/28/24 in Schwerin

Book title, © Daniel Pilar

The next dates:

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

Reading with the author Markus Wehner about the book "The Moscow Connection". It is about the Schröder network and Germany's path to dependency.

In Germany, the dangers posed by Putin's regime have been ignored for many years. Official policy has repeatedly thrown warnings from its European neighbors to the wind and made Germany 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" made one of the biggest misjudgements in German foreign policy since 1945 possible. The reappraisal of this misguided policy is at best only just beginning and many questions remain unanswered, as the ongoing discussion about the environmental foundation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern shows.

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or by telephone on 030-22 01 26 34
(Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00)

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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
Contact the organiser

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Reinhardtstraße 12
10117 Berlin



in the region Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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