Prague has become a hub for Russian activities in broader Central Europe

President Putin’s re-election for a fourth term in office has evoked mixed reactions in the Czech Republic, reflecting the different perceptions of Russia today. President Zeman, who is seen as a strong supporter of President Putin, presents Russia as a promising business partner, but many politicians and ordinary people in this country still see Russia as a threat. So is Russia under Putin a partner or a threat – that’s a question Daniela Lazarová from Radio Prague put to our Director, Petr Kratochvíl.

You can listen to the interview or read the transcript here.

Petr Kratochvíl is the Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague and among his areas of interest are for example Czech foreign policy, political relations in the post-Soviet area.