State Minister for Culture and Media of Germany Claudia Roth calls for maintaining openness towards Russian culture, despite the situation around Ukraine.
There is a lot of uncertainty about how to deal with Russian culture, she told the German newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine.
At the same time, Roth noted that there is such a great Russian culture - be it music, be it literature, Deutsche Welle reports.
Propaganda and disinformation create such uncertainty that no one can form an opinion anymore, because no one knows who to trust, she added.
It's all the more important to be aware of what makes our democracy rich, she said, adding that the Ukrainian people are now fighting for the freedom and democratic rights that we take for granted.