Pressed in Germany's West, Putin Praised in Its East: FAZ

November 28, 2014 8:45 AM

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MOSCOW, November 27 (Sputnik) – A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, writes the author Frank Pergande in his article “Against the West”, the differences between the eastern and western parts of Germany are still striking. In particular, in relation to Russia, in the east of the country the Russian President Putin meets more understanding than in the West.

“Putin — the topic of conversation on the street, in the family and at the table in the pub,” he says. “One can almost believe that “poor Putin” is being pressed by the West, and in the eyes of the East he has become somewhat of a hero. Similar to Gorbachev 25 years ago. And it is somewhat of a cons...

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