The columnist of the first Russian television channel and, in addition, Rosneft’s communication officer, Mikhail Leontiev, analyzes the German parliamentary elections. While western journalists are skeptical of the rise of the SFM and compare them strangely to that of the Nazis, he observes the great disparity between the voters of the East and West of the country.
Nothing will significantly change in "big German politics" after the elections. That is why it is especially interesting to talk about the paradoxical results of the elections in the GDR. The former one, of course.
According to the results of the elections in the eastern lands of Germany, CDU —party of Frau Merkel— came out as a winner , although with worse result than in the rest of Germany. However, the second place was taken by "Alternative for Germany", and the third by the left. That is, the heirs of the GDR communists. If Merkel had to form a government in her native East Germany, she would not be able to create any coalition without the Social Democrats at least. And according to the results of the elections in the most radical of the eastern lands —Saxony— the right "Alternative" came out in the leaders, and the left in the third place, ahead of the Social Democrats.
That is, non-governing system aligned, or even even anti-governing system parties of the former GDR were practically equal with "pro-government " ones. And what unites these anti-system parties is a radical protest against anti-Russian sanctions.
Jörg Moyten, co-chairman of Alternatives for Germany: "In any case, we and the Left party want to get rid of these sanctions against Russia. We will cooperate with any party that will stop this nonsense. "
It is for the "big German politics" that foreign policy is a sideshow. For non-system parties, geopolitical orientation is extremely important. Because, in fact, the non-system aligned ones are anti-globalization supporters. And this is in East Germany, where trillions have been invested, and a new generation has grown up, who ought to be thoroughly brainwashed by so-called ideals of Euro-Atlantic propaganda.
Gerhard Schroeder, Chancellor of Germany said in September 2004: "Never in the history of relations between Germany and Russia the ties were as close and well-established as at present ... Germany has consistently advocated the formation of a comprehensive partnership ... It is impressive how much our interests coincide in so many areas."
There were times when the prospects of the Russian-German strategic alliance seemed so improbable that even the future head of the Rosneft Board of Directors did not consider it shameful to talk about it openly. We all underestimated the influence of Americans on German politics and on German media, in particular. The 70 years spell of occupation of Germany was exactly about stopping, at any cost, the Russian-German alliance —the eternal nightmare of the Anglo-Saxons—.
However, in East Germany this technique seems to be failing. East Germans, whose parents literally demolished the Berlin Wall by hand whilst aspiring to join the West, refuse to lose their East German identity. They are not loyal, not politically correct and not intimidated.
In any case, the East Germans, unlike some, cannot be told that Hitler was defeated by Americans and Martians. They do not have the mentality of the losing side. That is because we, as a matter of fact, never considered the GDR to be a defeated country.