German media: Putin made Russia the center of world politics

German journalists bitterly note the growth of Russia's authority on the world stage and the loss of Europe's significance in resolving geopolitical issues.

The German edition of Handelsblatt published an article by Matthias Bruggmann, in which the author notes the successes of Vladimir Putin, both in the external and internal policy, and calls the Russian leader a geopolitical winner.

The German journalist reminded readers that former US President Barack Obama called “a huge country a regional power” and thereby offended Russia.

Bruggmann notes that thanks to the actions of President Putin, who “extremely cleverly” again brought Russia to the status of a world power, Obama has already forgotten about the insult.

As an example, the author of the article cites Russia's successes in the Middle East - in Syria and Libya, and also notes that after reunification with Crimea, Moscow has become a "factor of power" in the region.

Summing up, the author writes:

Europe no longer moves to war, like a sleepwalker, as it was in 1914, but cozily rolls into a geopolitical insignificance in a sleeping car. Trade issues will be settled by the USA and China, geopolitical conflicts by the USA and Russia. And Europe is only allowed to supply victims of crises and wars. It's time to wake up.

The emotions of a German journalist can be understood. However, Europe’s ability to “wake up”, as well as its political will, has recently raised more and more doubts.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 20 January 2020 17: 06
    It's amazing how fast recognition began to come.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 January 2020 21: 36
    When ambassadors are kicked out, and embassies are searched, when planes are shot down, and pilots are killed, when Russia meekly obeys the decisions of all courts, and NO ONE answered or paid for this! Monuments throughout Europe are demolished, the Russian language is banned, even there are Russian citizens without citizenship. Not a single country in the world allows itself to HUMILIATE like that. Such a center of world politics by Germans, Poles, Americans, Bandera, etc., of course, will be welcome! I’m wondering how they would welcome if Russia, just for the sake of RESPECT, would close the gas valve to Ukraine on January 1? I would have spat on the money, but for the sake of those killed in the Donbass, I did not begin to finance this Bandera regime? After our plane shot down by the Turks and the killing of a pilot, would I strike at the airfield, where did the F-16 land? After all, Iran was not afraid! But Europe and the USA do not need such a RUSSIA !!! And they will strongly support and encourage Putin!
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 21 January 2020 00: 14
    ... The German journalist reminded readers that former US President Barack Obama called "a huge country a regional power" and thereby offended Russia.

    ... is not an insult, but a statement of facts ...
  4. Port Offline Port
    Port 21 January 2020 06: 18
    Quote: Igor Pavlovich
    - This is not an insult, but a statement of facts ...

    This is not a statement of facts, but a Gozman-Sytin complex.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 January 2020 09: 00
    Right! Russia is the center of world politics.
    Only here, China and others decide something there themselves, the Americans themselves curse. But to us only Germans, Jews, and blacks go ...

    Even Yandex and Lada - and then over the hill owners.
  6. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 21 January 2020 21: 06
    If Russia does not bind Europa, which is not sovereign to world affairs, to itself, it will remain in the margins. The United States needs it as a market and also as the main countries that make up NATO against Russia.