Interview with Rene van der Linden
“Let me start with the high points. For me it was really a tremendous experience. I've invested so much in the relationship with Russia. I created an excellent relationship with NGOs, politicians and representatives of the government. May I especially note the address of Partriarch Aleksy to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. It was so meaningful for both parts – not only for politics but for ordinary citizens. It showed that there's reconciliation, co-operation, mutual understanding, respect and tolerance between not only politicians but between religions and citizens,” he said.