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Fyodor Lukyanov
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is Editor of "Russia in Global Affairs" and Chairman of Council of Foreign and Defense Policy. In spring he was 2015 Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.

In the past 25 years, Russia has gone from being the defining member of the Eastern bloc to a European integration project, only to shift east once again – this time toward China. In which camp will it end up?

If the West really wants to build a new relationship, then it has to understand Russia much better than it does today. Here are a few recommendations on what to avoid when patching up relations with Moscow.