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Diplomacy requires respect for Russia — German newspaper

March 04, 2014, 20:32 UTC+3 BERLIN
“Who fails to respect Russia will not achieve anything by diplomatic means,” says German author and journalist Ulf Poschardt about events in Ukraine
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BERLIN, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Germany’s daily Die Welt (The World) has raised the issue of the West’s disrespect for Russia, which has resulted in the lack of an adequate dialogue.

“Who fails to respect Russia will not achieve anything by diplomatic means,” says German author and journalist Ulf Poschardt about events in Ukraine.

“Russia feels being scorned by the West,” he goes on. “Following the mainly peaceful collapse of the Soviet Union, there is a feeling of certain resentment against Russia, which cannot be explained by geopolitical differences.”

“Russian literature of the 19th century remains the most modern, the most courageous and the most elegant one,” he says. “It is impossible to imagine modern art and architecture and modern theatre without El Lissitzky, Tatlin or Mayakovski. The art of cinema will be poor without Sergei Eisenstein. In short, regarding Russia as an uncivilized developing country today, we ignore part of our culture, our traditions and our progress.”

Poschardt admits that the West shows no understanding of Russia’s actions in Ukraine as well as of some aspects of its internal policy, which is being constantly recalled by European leaders.

“There are no semitones, no understanding of the Russian situation at the moment,” he says. “Russia’s actions are being demonized.”

“Diplomacy is also a talking therapy,” he says, adding that Germans could play a mediating role in this conflict.

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