Matthias Platzeck: “Regarding Russia, we sometimes fall into hysterics”. An interview on the eve of the Potsdam Meetings
Matthias Platzeck is a big fan of soccer. Being a good connoisseur of Russia and at the same time a chairman of the German-Russian Forum, which during more than two decades was speaking for development of a public dialogue between the two countries, former Minister President of Brandenburg and party chairman of the SPD, he cannot help noticing numerous critical remarks towards the country-hostess of the coming championship. World Cup 2018 will be one of the topics of the St. Petersburg Dialogue, which will start this coming weekend. 63-year-old Platzeck will become one of its participants.
A full text of the article in Russian can be found here
A full text of the interview in German can be found here