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Congrats Germans! This Is How You Do a Putin Interview (Charlie Rose take notes)

by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider source: http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/putin-talks-bild-zeitung/ri12178 Putin used Russia’s Christmas break to give an interview for the German tabloid Bild-Zeitung (see here and here). Unusually for the Western media, the German interviewers proved to be both well-informed and intelligent and avoided cliches, giving Putin a good opportunity to explain himself concisely on a wide range of topics. The fact the interviewers from Bild-Zeitung conducted the interview so intelligently

Vladimir Putin’s interview with the German newspaper Bild

Question: Mr President, We have just marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. Last year, we witnessed a great number of wars and crises across the world, something that had not happened for many years. What did we do wrong? President of Russia Vladimir Putin: You have started just with the key question. We did everything wrong from the outset. We did not overcome Europe’s division: 25 years ago the Berlin Wall fell, but Europe’s division was not overcome, invisible