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

I still can’t quite shake that Russian fatalism

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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

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.

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