BERLIN, June 20. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian House of Science and Culture in central Berlin held a presentation of the book titled “Vladimir Putin: Speeches to the Germans” which consists of Russian president’s selected speeches and interviews from 2001 to 2014.
The 122-page book was issued by publishing house COMPACT-Magazin GmbH. The book begins with the presidential speech at Bundestag on September 25, 2001, in which Putin recalled the long-standing traditions of Russian-German relations and contribution that Germans made to the development of Russian economy and culture. The edition ends with Putin’s replies to journalists’ questions on May 24, 2014.
“This special edition is a very important initiative,” press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Germany Sergei Belyaev said on behalf of the country’s diplomatic mission, noting that “German citizens do not have many opportunities to learn unbiased information about the events particularly taking place in Ukraine and understand Russian policy in this situation.” The diplomat said he hoped that the book “will draw special attention of readers particularly at the present moment of time.” “It gives an opportunity to Germans to receive first-hand information about the position of Russia and its leadership on topical issues of international agenda and without any falsifications and receive a clear idea about the logic and arguments of Russian foreign policy,” the diplomat added.