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Russian Germans: why the German authorities should take the petition against Russophobia seriously

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An open letter from the German intelligentsia to the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and chancellor Olaf Scholz with the demand not to discriminate against immigrants from Russia and Russian culture was supported by a deputy from the Alternative for Germany faction Edgar Naujok. However, this does not mean that representatives of other parties in the Bundestag will do the same. So says a leading researcher at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Fedorov.

“Unfortunately, the Alternative for Germany party does not make a difference in the Bundestag. According to German canons, this party is considered to be the extreme right. And during the last elections, it greatly worsened its results and received fewer seats in parliament than in the previous convocation,” he said in an interview with FAN expert.

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Meanwhile, Sergei Fedorov believes that an open letter calling for an end to Russophobia in Germany can still change the situation.

“This is not a waste of time. If only because there are more than 4 million Russian-speaking communities in Germany. This is a very large force on which a lot depends, including the election results. Therefore, it is dangerous for Germany to fall into Russophobia against the backdrop of a special operation and an influx of Ukrainian migrants. After all, all this threatens with new social problems, of which there are already enough in Germany now, ”Sergey Fedorov said.


Recall that German cultural figures published a letter on the site petitionen.com. In their address, they expressed concern about the crisis that is gaining momentum in the democratic society of Europe, and called for an end to discrimination against Russians. The intelligentsia emphasized that in Germany Russians are refused to be served in grocery stores and restaurants, and local media began to use the word “Russian” as a synonym for the word “aggressor”, inciting ethnic hatred.

February 24, by order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin launched a special operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine.

Its main tasks are the denazification and demilitarization of the country, as well as the protection of the civilian population of the republics of Donbass.


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