Vladimir Putin, against this, let his canine do the intimidation at one among their conferences, consciously exploiting Merkel’s worry of canines. However a former ministerial colleague as soon as advised me that, privately, Merkel was reasonably impressed by Putin. After his famously menacing speech on the 2007 Munich Safety Convention, when he attacked the “unipolar order” dominated by the USA, she was publicly emotionless. Backstage, her remark was: “Cool speech!” (“geile Rede!”).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/enterprise/how-angela-merkel-turned-back-the-clock-of-german-history/2021/08/29/ec3abfb0-089f-11ec-b3c4-c462b1edcfc8_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business | How Angela Merkel Turned Again the Clock of German Historical past