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Old 15-01-2015, 12:08 AM   #406
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Checkpoint Charlie(or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War..GDR leader Walter Ulbricht agitated and maneuvered to get the Soviet Union's permission for the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to stop Eastern Bloc emigration westward through the Soviet border system, preventing escape across the city sector border from East Berlin to West Berlin.. Checkpoint Charlie became a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West.. Soviet and American tanks briefly faced each other at the location during the Berlin Crisis of 1961..After the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction. It is now located in the Allied Museum in the Dahlem Neighborhood of Berlin...

Pennies for the Wilhelmstraße in the Berliner Tube district of Spandau is the connecting street between Spandau and Potsdam. In the north, at Seeburger Straße and the Ziegelhof, the Wilhelmstraße runs into the Klosterstraße, about a kilometre south of Spandau Station..It crosses the Heerstraße and from there on southwards it is also the Bundesstraße 2. At its southern end, at the „Seeburger Zipfel“ at Karolinenhöhe the Wilhelmstraße runs into the Potsdamer Chaussee...UTURW...

February 27 – The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis...
27th Congress of the CPSU (February 25,1986—March 6, 86) was held in Moscow. This was the first congress presided over by Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU. In accordance with the pattern set 20 years earlier by Leonid Brezhnev, the congress occurred five years after the previous CPSU Congress.. Much had changed in those 5 years..Key figures of Soviet politics, Mikhail Suslov, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Dmitriy Ustinov, and Konstantin Chernenko had died, and Mikhail Gorbachev had become General Secretary of the Party.. For this reason the congress was widely anticipated, both at home and abroad, as an indicator of Gorbachev's new policies and directions. The congress was attended by 4993 delegates. It elected the 27th Central Committee... certainly chose a lovely spot for our meeting.. I've had three chances to be picked up in the last 5 minutes..Sit down and - and get comfortable..I'll make you a martini and see what's to cook for dinner..That's what I like about you..Don't try to be Gallant, Sergeant...

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