This time, the Germans appear to be the first to emerge from the financial calamities that began in 2008.
Here's How Germany And Russia Are Forming The World's New Nexus Of Power
Isabelle Schafer | Jul. 22, 2010, 1:19 PM
Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russian President Medvedev for a day, bringing high officials and CEOs of selected German companies with her. It was the 12th official meeting of the German and Russian governments.
And, despite continuous German warnings on Human Rights issues - Merkel mentioned the unresolved murder on the Chechen Human Rights activist Natalya Estemirova - German-Russian relations seem to be going great.
During this visit, multi-billion deals were struck between the two countries' companies. In previous years, other deals and agreements have been signed between the two countries, not always without controversy. more