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Russian, German top diplomats discuss forthcoming meetings

Russian, German top diplomats discuss forthcoming meetings

Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Sigmar Gabriel, discussed a schedule of their future contacts, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday after their telephone conversation, TASS …

 New German FM interested in friendly relations with Russia

New German FM interested in friendly relations with Russia

New German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed interest in developing friendly relations and partnership with Russia, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer said. …

German Foreign Ministry: Russia manages to challenge US in Syria

German Foreign Ministry: Russia manages to challenge US in Syria

The international community perceives Russia as an important military and political player amid its operation in Syria, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung …

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

The Berlin political scientist about the peculiarities and contradictions of the German foreign policy, as well as Russia's 'unrequited love' for Germany and the ways to improve bilateral relations

 Putin and Merkel discuss Syria and purchase of Russian gas by Ukraine

Putin and Merkel discuss Syria and purchase of Russian gas by Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by telephone the situation with Russian …

Merkel and Hollande back extending sanctions on Russia

Merkel and Hollande back extending sanctions on Russia

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they want to extend sanctions against Russia due to a lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire deal. Merkel, speaking …

Lavrov to meet with his US and German counterparts in Hamburg

Lavrov to meet with his US and German counterparts in Hamburg

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Hamburg on Wednesday. Lavrov, Kerry and …

Germany wants to discuss Syria with Russia in Belarus

Germany wants to discuss Syria with Russia in Belarus

Germany intends to discuss the possibility of introducing another humanitarian pause in Aleppo at talks of the Normandy Four in Minsk, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. "We are trying …

Bundestag MP: Urgent improvement in relations with Russia is needed

Bundestag MP: "Urgent improvement in relations with Russia is needed"

The German government must cease its participation in NATO's confrontational policy against Russia, Katrin Kunert

Nord Stream-2: politics vs business

Nord Stream-2: politics vs business

Does the project threatens the Polish, Ukrainian and the Baltic security interests?

Lavrov to Steinmeier: Al-Nusra Front blocking aid to Aleppo unacceptable

Lavrov to Steinmeier: Al-Nusra Front blocking aid to Aleppo unacceptable

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out to his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier the inadmissibility of actions of al-Nusra Front terrorist group, as well as the groups that have joined it, of …

More than 100 foreign delegations visit Crimea

More than 100 foreign delegations visit Crimea

More than a hundred foreign delegations visited Crimea in the last year, the Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Georgy Muradov said at a meeting with the Germany delegation. "This well-known politicians, …

Germany decides on new sanctions against Russia

Germany decides on new sanctions against Russia

The chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Norbert Röttgen, speaking with the German newspaper today, reiterated the readiness to introduce new economic sanctions against Russia due to the situation in …

Russia has #039responsibility#039 to calm Syria: Merkel, Erdogan

Russia has 'responsibility' to calm Syria: Merkel, Erdogan

Russia has a "special responsibility to calm violence and give a political process a chance" in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on …

German Vice-Chancellor visits Moscow heading delegation of business circles#039 representatives

German Vice-Chancellor visits Moscow heading delegation of business circles' representatives

Germany and Russia begin trade talks and seek to find peaceful solution to the Ukrainian problem

 German Economy Minister to visit Russia next week

German Economy Minister to visit Russia next week

German Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel will pay a visit to Moscow on September 21-22 , the ministry's press service said. "The consultations are scheduled with many Russian government …

#039Syrian agreement#039 with US fully consistent with Moscow’s interests

'Syrian agreement' with US fully consistent with Moscow’s interests

Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation's Middle East office, Bente Scheller, speaking with Deutschlandfunk, expressed skepticism about the effect of a truce agreement reached as a result of long negotiations between …

German foreign minister urges Russia to reach deal with US on Syria ceasefire

German foreign minister urges Russia to reach deal with US on Syria ceasefire

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday urged Russia to finalize a ceasefire agreement on Syria with the United States, Reuters reported. "The USA has made its offer. Russia can now show that it …

Steinmeier proposes Russia#039s Return to G8

Steinmeier proposes Russia's Return to G8

G7 will be ready to discuss Russia's return to the informal bloc, making it the G8 again, if there is significant progress on the Syrian …

Ushakov: no trilateral talks in China to be held

Ushakov: no trilateral talks in China to be held

Two bilateral meetings on Ukraine will take place at the summit instead of  trilateral talks of the Russian, German and French leaders, the Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said. Putin's meeting with …

Steinmeier: we cannot ignore new Russia

Steinmeier: we cannot ignore new Russia

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a way should be found to improve relations with Moscow. "We cannot just continue seeking that Russia stops being an unpredictably …

Nord Stream 2: planned JV for Russia-Germany gas pipeline falters

Nord Stream 2: planned JV for Russia-Germany gas pipeline falters

Poland and several other Central and Eastern European states have opposed the project

EU wants to reconcile with Russia, but it won#039t

EU wants to reconcile with Russia, but it won't

Russia and Germany came to understanding that current problematic situation will continue for a very long time without active work on restoration of relations, but there is a long way before implementation of positive steps, a member of the …

Germany calls on Russia, Syria to allow aid into Aleppo under UN auspices

Germany calls on Russia, Syria to allow aid into Aleppo under UN auspices

Germany on Monday called on Russia and the Syrian government to allow food, water and medical supplies into the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo under the monitoring of the United Nations, the spokesman for …

Lavrov: Russia is not interested in severing diplomatic relations with Ukraine

Lavrov: Russia is not interested in severing diplomatic relations with Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his talks with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday discussed the possibility of restoring dialogue in the Normandy format in the wake of the recently …

Steinmeier expects Russia-EU rapprochement in coming years

Steinmeier expects Russia-EU rapprochement in coming years

Germany and Russia should maintain dialogue despite the persisting points of contention, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday, TASS reports. "We have not overcome the crisis in our …

Lavrov: we don#039t want isolation in relations with West

Lavrov: we don't want isolation in relations with West

Russia has no intention of going into isolation, relations with the West will return to their previous level sooner or later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday addressing students of the Urals Federal …

Steinmeier plans to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on August 15 in Russia

Steinmeier plans to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on August 15 in Russia

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier plans to discuss situations in Ukraine and Syria on August 15 with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, a German …

 Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with Merkel in Mongolia

Dmitry Medvedev holds talks with Merkel in Mongolia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has held a meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit. The meeting lasted nearly an hour. The Deputy Prime Minister …

Sigmar Gabriel to meet Vladimir Putin

Sigmar Gabriel to meet Vladimir Putin

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel will visit Moscow next week and hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to media reports. There is, however, opposition within the Grand …