‘It’s NOT safe in Germany anymore’ German family flee to Russia to claim asylum
A GERMAN family has fled their homeland and is seeking asylum in Russia after claiming they are no longer safe in their own country. Fleeing over the border in their VW camper van the Griesbach family told Vladimir Putin's Government they had escaped the 'German dictatorship' where they could no longer raise their children.
Carola Griesbach, 51, and her husband Andre, 45, raced the 2,300 kilometres from northern Germany to Moscow's Red Square.
Two of their daughters, Dominique and Julia, along with four of their grandchildren were also crammed into the van.
However, since arriving on New Year's Eve in 2015, they have been stranded at a small motel in a forest outside the Russian capital.
The family have claimed their reasons for leaving the country include mass migration, the 'early sexualisation' of children, a lack of democracy and forced immunisation.Mr Griesbach said: "People believe Germany is a democracy but it's not.
"It's morally corrupt and people don't about anything like punctuality or crime anymore. There is no society.
"Russian society is much better, and Putin is a much better example of a leader.
"The German state is corrupt, so he is much more democratic than Merkel.
"They are inviting all the immigrants over so they can stir up trouble in the country and start the war the government wants.
"No country but Germany wants so many foreigners in their country.
"The Americans' wars, the Syrian war, Germany helps pay for all of this stupidity."
Mrs Griesbach said she fears for her children's future.
She said: "Everyone knows the situation in the German media, and on the relationship between migrants and violence is. The media reports on a small part.
"It's not safe for children or women in Germany anymore.
"The Police rarely look into cases, because they are prevented from doing so by the system or they are attacked by the so-called asylum seekers.
"But let me make it clear - we don't have anything against asylum seekers. We have a duty to help people worse off than ourselves."Despite their long list of reasons Russia has refused to accept them as asylum seekers - claiming Germany is a 'safe' country.
The Griesbachs claim they have "been worried" since staging a protest against the German government outside the Bundestag [Parliament] from September to December 2013.
Since arriving in Russia's famous Red Square, the family have been relying on the goodwill of the Russian people and legal technicalities to allow them to stay.
The Griesbachs claim the agreement between Russia and Germany to stop fighting in 1918 was not a true peace agreement, and therefore the countries are still at war.Mr Griesbach argues Russia is therefore duty bound to protect them.
He said: "We want to stay here and work.
"We are not interested in living off the state. I've had plenty of people offer me work, as a farmer, or a construction worker.
"I built my own house in Germany. I could also work as a translator or a German language teacher.
"I'll be happy to work once the Russian government lets me.
"We are really hoping we can stay. We are really free here."
But time and funds are running out for the family who request help from local people to help them translate Russian documents.Mr Griesbach said: "As we don't have much money left, we are relying on the goodwill of local people to help us.
"But the Russian people are unbelievably helpful. No one can beat them in this respect. We certainly would not get this kind of help from Germans, because they are far too selfish."
The asylum seekers have been ridiculed online by their compatriots in Germany.
Lars Klingenberg wrote: "Quite honestly, I don't know whether I should laugh or cry because of the children.
"Before I stuff money down your throats, I'd rather give money to a local refugee organisation that looks after real refugees and asylum seekers."
Lara Kareglazka wrote: "It's a shame that the children have to suffer for the idiocy of the parents and grandparents. Irresponsible and antisocial!" express