“Europe needs to stand up to Russia.”

Talk Europe! with Karl Schlögel

7. February 2019
Magazine > Voices > “Europe needs to stand up to Russia.”

Russia’s attempts to influence world politics have increased since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012. The Kremlin is using tools of political warfare once used by the Soviet Union to deepen divisions and change the political climate in Europe.

German historian Karl Schlögel believes that Europe needs to stay alert and improve its own resilience in order to be able to stand up to Russia.

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Cover picture: Business center building in St. Petersburg, Russia, known as the “troll factory”, an Internet Research Agency, one of a web of companies allegedly controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has reported ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: © Dmitri Lovetsky / AP /

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