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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