The website dekoder.org translates independent Russian media into German and combines these with so-called Gnosen, background texts written by European experts that provide clear explanations of “specifically Russian” terms and realities.In June 2016, dekoder received the Grimme Online Award.
This text is part of a dossier entitled Werte-Debatten (Value Debates) that dekoder is publishing in collaboration with the Körber Foundation as part of its topic on Russia in Europe.
The original Russian text appeared on the Russian news site Republic, and was translated into German by Jennie Seitz. The text is a shortened version of a talk that Moscow sociologist Grigori Yudin gave at the Hertie Innovationskolleg, Center for Advanced Practitioners, in Berlin. The talk was part of Dr Evgeniya Sayko’s project Wertediskurs mit Russland (Discussing Values with Russia).
erstestiftung.org magazine shares selected articles and translates them into English.