“Kaliningrad could be the best location in Russia — paradise, ” says Viktor Hoffmann. “But we must be open to Europe like Poland or Lithuania.”
The Berlin I once knew was not the kind of place you raved about. There was no fine dining but plenty of heavy drinking. The beautiful people ran London and Munich and Milan. In Berlin, the punks were in charge.
After the Cold War, Europeans became accustomed to gathering in Munich each year to talk about other people’s problems. Now they are learning that fences and seas can’t keep out the rest of the world.