Russia has protested to Germany's new ambassador over comments by the German finance minister. Wolfgang Schäuble likened the Russian takeover of Crimea to the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938.
The Russia-Ukraine crisis is dampening German business expectations.
The EU is once again threatening Russia with sanctions over its role in the Ukraine Crisis. Europe needs to put its money where its mouth is if it is to retain credibility, writes DW's Europe correspondent Bernd Riegert.
German politicians are questioning Russia's suitability to hold the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some argue the country should be stripped of the tournament, but the chance of this happening is slim, writes Sabine Faber.
Criticism of Germany is growing in Ukraine. Berlin's efforts to end the conflict in the country's east with Russian help have stirred anger - and Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the target.
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