European Idea in Political Heritage of Willy Brandt

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2013-11-96-105

V. Vasil’ev, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article is devoted to centenary of W. Brandt, German prominent statesman and public figure. The key points of the analysis include his substantive input in the détente, in Germany’s “Ost Politik” toward Russia, reconciliation between the Germans and the Russians. The author emphasizes the topicality of Brandt’s methodology while formulating and implementing the approaches to RF-FRG cooperation within the new system of European coordinates

Keywords: W. Brandt, “Ost Politik”, policy of “changes through changes”, détente, reunification of Europe

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Vasil'ev V. European Idea in Political Heritage of Willy Brandt. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2013, No 11, pp. 96-105.

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