3sat/Kulturzeit feature from April 20, 2022

Viktor Yerofeyev on Putin and the War

Repeatedly, Russian writer Viktor Vladimirovich Yerofeyev publicly criticized Putin and Russian politics. Now that the war in Ukraine is raging and Russia is increasingly searching for regime critics, he and his family have found shelter in Germany, currently in Schloss Wiepersdorf. In an interview with 3sat, he talks about Putin and the war in Ukraine.

His new book is called "The Great Gopnik" and is about Russian President Putin, whom he met personally several times a long time ago. But for Yerofeyev, the war is not only Putin's war – Europe, he says, has also made many mistakes that contributed to the current situation. 3sat spoke with the writer about the war in Ukraine, Putin and his intentions, and his own future.

Available until May 20, 2022, at the 3sat media library.

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