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Moscow's Fifth Column German Populists Forge Ties with Russia

The right-wing populist, anti-refugee Alternative for Germany party is seeking ever-closer ties with Moscow. Now, the AfD's youth wing is discussing an alliance with the youth movement of Putin's party United Russia. The AfD is also courting Russian-German voters.
Vladimir Putin confidant Robert Schlegel (center) with AfD party members Seven Tritschler (left) and Markus Frohnmaier in Berlin.

Vladimir Putin confidant Robert Schlegel (center) with AfD party members Seven Tritschler (left) and Markus Frohnmaier in Berlin.

Markus Frohmaier