German-Russian Relations at a New Low "The Kremlin Will from Now on View Germany as Being Controlled By the U.S."

German relations with Russia have soured following the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the brazen assassination of a Chechen asylum-seeker in Berlin. At times, Moscow has been baffled by Germany's stances.
By Christian Esch in Moscow
Merkel and Putin at the beginning of 2020 during their visit at the Kremlin: The relationship was burdened at the time, but not like it is today.

Merkel and Putin at the beginning of 2020 during their visit at the Kremlin: The relationship was burdened at the time, but not like it is today.

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Pavel Golovkin / dpa

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Russian opposition leader and poisoning victim Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader and poisoning victim Alexei Navalny

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