Deutschlandspiegel 442/1991 1991
01 new high-speed ICE trains roll ICE - Hall. A trip to Hamburg central station. Cockpit. Ice on high-speed rail line. Passengers in the dining room. Compartments. Video programs in the 1st class. Instruments in the cockpit. Driving record. Conference room with Board telephone, fax and computer.
(57 m) 02 withdrawal of Soviet troops of the new Länder closed Soviet military barracks in Hall barracks gate. Gate opens. Lenin bust before barracks. Soviet soldiers during preparations for the withdrawal. Soviet soldier to the homeward journey interview (translation): "of course it's good that I return to the USSR, especially since my service anyway comes to an end. Home is home. "An old saying: to visit, is good, but it is better to be at home."
Review of black and white: Berlin 1953 Soviet tanks during the Suppression of the uprising of June 17. Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie Berlin 1961 shut off the eastern part of the city. The tanks of the major powers face off. Soviet tanks roll on board ships. Curb chain, large. Loading. Lieutenant-Colonel Loss original sound: "This Union of the German people was achieved to the large extent, thanks to the policies of the new thinking - and the new policy in the world."
November 1990: Gorbachev and Kohl signed contract. Symbolic exchange fountain pen.
Empty Armory in Hall's barracks. Soldiers ironing her clothes. Packing of plates. Empty cleared kitchen.
(77 m) 03 South Germany near Munich: solar hydrogen research program Sun in the sky. Large solar cell absorbs sun rays. The energy is used to produce hydrogen as an energy carrier (= electrolysis water is split into hydrogen and oxygen). Pilot plant, in which hydrogen is produced in solar. In fuel cells, it comes to heat and power generation. Computer calculate the efficiency of the performance. Motorists, illuminated city.
(51 m) 04. The Sorbs-boat-ride in the Spreewald forest. Small houses on the shore. Woman in Spreewald dress in Kahn. Map of Lausitz in Eastern Germany. Town of Bautzen, Centre of the region. Lessons in school in Sorbian and German. Dance on the village square in Lusatia. Print a Sorbian newspaper. Writer Jurij Brezan actuality: "the literature, the unwritten and written, told the story of the people in stories."
Road sign in german and Sorbian - old post alley - Stara postawa rolas. The parish priest of Ratibor interview: "I think that this is a gem, which contributes to the jewellery of Europe, and it would be bad if he lost--we need to find the unity in diversity."
Sorbs in traditional costumes and festive decorations for the Church. Sorbian journalist interview: "The Sorbs have a skull like granite, but a soft heart."
(65 m) 05. "country under" on Sylt Sylt air intake. Windsurfers on the sea. Cure concert in Westerland. Thatched Frisian houses. House flooded in a storm. Waves in the storm hit on the Westerland beach promenade. Holiday home will be washed away. Cafe on the beach in 1956 and today. Promenade and terrace have disappeared into the sea. Sylt map shows the lost land at the southern tip. Pipes are laid. Suction dredger sucks, which is then distributed to the beach of Sylt. Children with inflatable bathing. Aircraft over the island.
(80 m) 06. Hanover: football Germany - Belgium 1:0 viewers image filling with German flags. In the 3rd minute, Lothar Marthäus scores a goal with a clever shot. Rudi Völler shoots up. OLA wave of viewers. Rudi Völler dribbles the ball ZL. Goalkeeper Ian at Defense Parade ZL. Foul on German players. Belgium before the German goal. Klinsmann alone in front of the Belgian goal. Goalkeeper keeps. Hand goal by Rudi Völler is not recognised. Audience waving German flags. Advertisement: Panasonic, Hohes C, Atari.
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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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