Deutschlandspiegel 436/1991 1991
01 Berlin: Resurrection Symphony Potsdamer Platz, site of a concert with 8 choirs from all over Europe and 5 orchestras. Lorin Maazel, close-up, conducts Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony in c minor the resurrection Symphony. Christa Ludwig sings. The revenue is intended to be a foundation for the promotion of cultural exchange in East and West.
(47 m) 02 all-German election campaign poster FDP with Hans Dietrich Genscher - the gray - PDS - CDU Kohl Chancellor for Germany - SPD-Lafontaine. Young girl with gingerbread heart Oskar. Oskar Lafontaine in Hamburg, Germany in beer tent on DOM actuality: "we are the party with the largest democratic tradition. 127 years of history SPD mean democracy and suppression at the same time." Clapping.
Crowd. Coal is our man. Helmut Kohl between people interview: "my heartfelt plea to all of you is that you give your Erststimme him, so... "Clapping.
Hans Dietrich Genscher and wife in polling station election. Cameramen. Soviet correspondent Wladimir Kondratjew o-ton: "That of course for us is of great importance, because now the cooperation with Germany for us has a very big importance because Germany, helps US in our upheavals in our transformation."
The CDU party headquarters. "Pierre Thivolet speaks live interview for French television:"... comme vous can le constater... "Interview:" I think that in France at the time some French a little fear, what of from this new Germany might come. ' " That was very important that this new Federal Government ever more committed to the European Community and the construction of European unity."
After the announcement of the election results of Oskar Lafontaine recorded interview: "we have lost the election. It has no sense at all to talk around it."
Helmut Kohl in crowd after victory o-ton: "... This is a day of joy." Beside him Volker Rühe, Hannelore Kohl.
(100 m) 03 political encounters - a State visits. Michail Gorbatschow in Bonn - German-Soviet Treaty of German and Soviet flags, large. Palais Schaumburg. Gorbachev and Kohl before the press. Among the listeners of Waigel, Seiters, Schewarnadse. Helmut Kohl interview: "we draw a line under the painful chapter of the past and clear the way for a new start. We are opening the way for a comprehensive cooperation of our States and give their relationship a new quality, which is in the interest of our peoples and in the interest of peace in Europe as a result."
Michail Gorbatschow o-ton: (translation) "today is a special day in the centuries-long history of our countries - and also in European history. Gorbachev and Kohl signed contract. Replacement of the fountain pen, the deeds and handshake. The Speyer Cathedral. Gorbachev and Kohl go through crowd. Flowers. Gorbi calls.
(88 m) b. George Bush in Oggersheim US stander cars. George and Barbara Bush, Helmut and Hannelore Kohl faced the House of Kohl's. "George Bush interview: (translation) we want to you and Mrs. Kohl for your extraordinary hospitality thank."
c. German Polish border treaty meeting Helmut Kohl and Prime Minister Mazowiecki in Frankfurt / Oder on tall masts German and Polish flags. Welcome Kohl and Mazowiecki. Cameramen. Stroll across the bridge to the Polish Slubice. Genscher and the Polish Foreign Minister signed the german Polish border treaty, which makes the boundary also under international law final.
04. CSCE Conference in Paris George Bush interview: (close up) "The cold war over is!" Mitterrand salutes its guests Gorbachev-Bush-Kohl. Meeting room. Kohl next to Bush. Leaders sign agreement for freedom, human and civil rights for all. François Mitterand actuality: (translation) "I declare the old Europe for buried, long live the new, the dynamic, the strong Europe where everyone feels at home." Gorbachev applauds - Bush clap - clap Thatcher - claps cabbage.
(34 m) 05. porcelain city Meissen cityscape, Elbe, townhouses, market. Porcelain factory, founded in 1710 by Augustus the strong. The crossed swords of the city emblem as trademarks. Meissen porcelain figurines. Plates. Production operations. Crafted of highly qualified skilled personnel.
(57 m) 06 ice hockey kids 4-5jährige boys ice hockey dress on the ice. Falling out and tests of courage on skates. Playing with Puck and stick. Training game with adults. Falling and standing back up on the ice. Competition of the 9-11jährigen. Advertisement at the gang: Bauhaus - Sparkasse - Odenwald electrical equipment.
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Gorbatchev’s 90th Birthday (* March 2, 1931)
Gorbatchev is only 54 years old when he takes over the leadership of the rather geriatric central committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His Glasnost and Perestroika policies make him famous the world over. By opening up systematically to the population and by setting in motion a radical political and economic transformation, Gorbachev subjected the crisis-ridden Soviet Union to a fundamental reform process.
He also pursues a strategy of "new thinking" in his foreign policy. He withdraws Soviet troops from Afghanistan, thereby ending a war that has been going on since 1979. He negotiates nuclear disarmament agreements with the United States and arranges a rapprochement between the two great powers. He abandons the Brezhnev Doctrine and grants full sovereignty to Warsaw Pact member states - a move that leads to nonviolent revolutions in most Eastern Bloc countries within months and sets the stage for German reunification.
Abroad he is celebrated as a hero for his role in ending the Cold War and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but at home opposition grows.
Although the attempted coup failed in August 1991, Gorbachev was effectively deprived of power. When he resigns a few months after the official dissolution of the USSR, the red flag over the Kremlin is taken down forever. To this day he is reviled in his homeland as a "traitor" and as a gravedigger of the Soviet empire.
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