Diplomacy of Germany During the Modern Period: Russian Direction

Trunov Ph.O.


The article explores the change in the use of political tools by Germany in its relations with Russia since 2014. Participating in the Western attempts to ensure diplomatic isolation of Russia, Germany at the same time strives to use the elements of «soft power» in its direct relations with Moscow, such as telephone contacts, the «Normandy format» and meetings on the margin of major international conferences. Special attention is paid to the factor of the restoration of interstate consultations at the highest level (since 2017), which are organized in Sochi.


Germany; Russia; diplomacy; tools; «Normandy format».

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2019.01.07

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