Turn of the Times - Putin's War and the Consequences

May 10, 202311:00-12:15Sponsor: BNP Paribas Germany


Russia has just annexed Ukraine's Crimea when Rüdiger von Fritsch, on March 24, 2014, becomes ambassador to Moscow. For five years, he followed Russia's path with deep insights into the Kremlin's power apparatus. Then the turn of the times. War in Europe. With ruthless violence, Vladimir Putin's Russia invades Ukraine and brings down all the cornerstones that have secured peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

What kind of world will we wake up to tomorrow? What must a European security policy look like? And what will a German energy policy look like in the face of civilizational ruptures like the one in Butscha? Rüdiger von Fritsch has often met Vladimir Putin. As a precise connoisseur of internal Russian conditions, he provides valuable insights into the thinking of Moscow's leadership and, in conversation with Markus Brock, lets you share in it.


- Rüdiger von Fritsch, Ambassador of Germany to Moscow (2014-2019)


- Markus Brock

Welcoming words

- Frank Vogel, BNP Paribas Germany

  • Sponsor: BNP Paribas Germany
  • May 10, 2023
  • 11:00-12:15
  • Guest speaker
  • Mozart Hall