Sigmar Gabriel and Rüdiger von Fritsch

  • Putin's War and the Turn of the Times
  • In dialogue

Vladimir Putin is ruthlessly invading Ukraine, refusing diplomatic solutions and leading his own country to ruin. He is bringing down all the cornerstones that have secured peace in Europe for more than half a century. Turn of the Times.

Rüdiger von Fritsch, Germany’s former ambassador to Russia, has often met Putin, knows him and the Russian mentality. He reports directly and well-founded: What drives Russia’s dictator? How great is the resistance against him and who can stop him? What will happen to Ukraine? Where will Russia’s aspirations end? In times of inflationary “Putin-understanders” we offer professional first-hand information.

Rüdiger von Fritsch is a retired German diplomat. He was Germany’s ambassador to Russia from 2014 to 2019. In 2022, his book Zeitenwende: Putin’s War and the Consequences.

Sigmar Gabriel is a former federal chairman of the SPD and served as Germany’s vice chancellor from 2013 to 2018. Since 2019, he has been chairman of Atlantik-Brücke e. V., whose goal is close cooperation between Germany, Europe and America.

Moderation: Dr. Christoph von Marschall, Diplomatic Correspondent of the Editor-in-Chief, Der Tagesspiegel


The event will take place at 6:30 pm in the New Auditorium of Heidelberg University!

Foto: Tobias Dittmer

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