The importance of preventing exploitation of ethnic Germans from Russian speaking countries

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Hundreds of 'Russlanddeutsche' (ethnic Germans who had formerly lived in Russia) demonstrate against violence and for more security in Germany, in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, 24 January 2016.

The importance of preventing exploitation of ethnic Germans from Russian speaking countries


Solidarity with ethnic Germans from Russian speaking countries, whose families suffered a particularly difficult and protracted fate after the War on account of their ethnic identity, has for decades been a prime concern in German politics. That is why my party the CDU, in particular, has always advocated that emigrants, including late emigrants, from the States of the former Soviet Union should be accepted into Germany under the law on displaced persons. That is why we have always promot-ed eff...


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