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Trust Issues

Learning to Trust the German Nanny State After Going Native in Russia

I still can’t quite shake that Russian fatalism

BBerlin wasn’t exactly my choice. After spending seven years as a reporter in Moscow, most of them for TIME magazine, I had initially asked for a transfer to Athens, where the weather is better, the government less stable…



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Simon Shuster

Reporter for TIME covering Europe east of the Rhine, Russia, Ukraine and wherever else they send me. Based in Berlin. Born in Moscow. Bred in San Francisco.