Fly in the Borscht Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is soon to join the supervisory board of Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft. His ties in Moscow are becoming a problem for Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on the campaign trail. By SPIEGEL Staff
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder together with SPD chancellor candidate Martin Schulz

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder together with SPD chancellor candidate Martin Schulz

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Schröder has long been involved with the Nord Stream pipeline. Now, he has agreed to join the board of Rosneft.

Schröder has long been involved with the Nord Stream pipeline. Now, he has agreed to join the board of Rosneft.

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