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Pushkov criticized Gorbachev for "geopolitical capitulation"

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev allowed a United Germany to join NATO, despite the ability to claim neutral status of the country, said the head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov in his telegram channel.

He commented on the publication on Twitter the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, who said 30 years ago, July 15, during the meeting with the leadership of Germany in Arkhyz Gorbachev gave his consent to membership of United Germany in NATO.

In Germany commented on the decision of Turkey's Hagia Sophia

In Berlin regret the decision to withdraw the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, said at a briefing the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.

"The Federal government, as it is said in the weekend and in the German foreign office, I regret to have taken note of Turkey's decision, taken on Friday. The Hagia Sophia is of great cultural and historical significance, and it has a great religious significance for Christianity and for Islam," said Seibert.

In Germany waiting for the US decision on sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The Cabinet of Germany await the final decision of the U.S. Congress on sanctions against the "Nord stream 2", the relation to extraterritorial sanctions remains unchanged, said at a briefing in Berlin the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.

"Our response is that our position known to these kind of sanctions remains unchanged, and the rest we expect, what decision will be made by Congress," said Seibert.

The German government has taken note of the verdict Serebrennikov

The German government has taken note of the verdict of the Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov in the case of "the Seventh Studio", said the official representative of the Cabinet of Germany Steffen Seibert.

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow on Friday acknowledged Director Kirill Serebrennikov, head of the criminal group, rashitivau public money. According to investigators, the defendants stole 129 of 214 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the promotion of contemporary art of Russia in the framework of the project "Platform".

The German government evaluated the possibility of expanding the G7 due to Russia

Change the format of the group of seven through the inclusion of Russia or other countries is possible only by unanimous decision of the leaders of all of the Union States, said the official representative of the Cabinet of Germany Steffen Seibert.

As earlier informed a press-service of the Kremlin, the President of the United States Donald trump during a recent telephone conversation informed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about his idea of holding in September of the G7 summit with the possible invitation of the leaders of Russia, India, Australia and the Republic of Korea.