Partners in Europe

Germany and Russia share a centuries‑old history which has often been difficult. It is still true to say that security in Europe can only be guaranteed by working together with Russia, not against it. Both sides depend on each other when it comes to dealing with key issues. more

Economic and Energy Cooperation

Germany and Russia are very important economic partners to one another. Energy plays a special role in the two countries’ collaboration, Russia being Germany’s leading energy supplier. more

The European Union and Russia

Russia is one of the EU’s key partners. Relations, however, are currently having to bear the strain of the crisis in Ukraine. more

Moskow, Red Square with Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral (Photothek.net)

Bilateral relations

Read more on Germany's bilateral relations to the Russian Federation

Gernot Erler, Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries

The Coordinator of German-Russian Intersocietal Cooperation

The Coordinator’s task is to foster contacts between people in Germany and Russia. His commitment to Russian civil society helps strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Russia. Gernot Erler has held the office of Coordinator since 2014.


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