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Tichomirowa, Katja

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Berliner Zeitung - Germany | 25/01/2011

Straight to the heart

The attack on Moscow's Domodedovo Airport could have worse consequences than the last three attacks that shook Russia, writes the left-liberal daily Berliner Zeitung: "Not because it was any more malicious than the others. And not because it cost more lives than the attack on a high-speed train in 2009 or on the Moscow metro in March 2010. But because it was an attack on the largest, most modern, most international airport in the Russian capital. For years the Russian leadership has been fearing a terror attack on this location, the air traffic hub Domodevo. The Islamic terrorist leader Doku Umarov has long been threatening to sow terror in the heart of Russia. Should it turn out that the attackers really did come from North Caucasus, he will have achieved his goal."

Berliner Zeitung - Germany | 13/03/2007

The treasure of the Merovingians in Russia

"Russia is exhibiting its stolen art treasures," comments Katja Tichomirova on the opening of an exhibition of 1,300 works of art by the Merovingians. The collection was taken from a Berlin museum to the Soviet Union during the Second World War. "Everyone wants the public to be given access to all the works of art that were stored in the secret deposits of Soviet museums for sixty years: first the Treasure of Priamos, then the objects from Berlin's Classical art collection, which were long believed lost, and now the golden treasure of the Merovingians - all from the cellars of Ms Antonova [director of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow]. There may be more surprises to come. The search for the golden treasure of Eberswalde goes on. However, cooperation or no cooperation, only the Russian public is likely to benefit from Antonova's generosity because if the Merovingia exhibition were to go on show in Berlin, the German authorities would have to confiscate 700 stolen art treasures."

Berliner Zeitung - Germany | 09/01/2007

Europe's energy dependency

"Russia alone could not guarantee energy security, even if it wanted to", says Russia correspondent Katja Tichomirowa. She suggests that dependence on unstable energy proviers works like a chain. "Russia, too, is a consumer. It obtains oil and gas from the former Soviet suppliers Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. No one can predict what will play out there in the coming months. The government of Kazakhstan has just withdrawn. Turkmen autocrat Niyazov was just laid to rest. The new Russian self-confidence feeds on raw materials. But it has been a while since Russia could deliver enough to live up to its delivery obligations, even if its own imports are only temporarily interrupted. As we have seen, Russia can only reach individual agreements with its neighbours regarding its pipeline. Russia is no guarantor of energy security."

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