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Russia's Duma to Ask Putin to Slash Lawmakers' Wages for Budget Cutbacks / Sputnik International


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s lower house of parliament will turn to President Vladimir Putin with a request to cut lawmakers’ salaries in order to correct the 2015 federal budget, State Duma House Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said Tuesday. 185 more words


Poverty in Germany at its highest since reunification

Poverty in Germany is at it’s highest since German reunification in 1990, according to a new study. Some 12.5 million Germans are now classified as poor. 305 more words

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Heimat 3: a disappointing ending

After completing our odyssey through the first two series of Edgar Reitz’s epic Heimat, we approached Heimat 3 with great anticipation. However, although it has its moments, this stage of the saga which takes the story of its characters as far as the millennium, did not attain the majestic heights of the earlier seasons. 1,274 more words


From East to West

Arriving at Hannover HBf it had become obvious we had left the old East Germany behind. It hadn't been a sudden transition. There is no longer a border of course and the signs are more subtle now; among them decaying superceded railway infrastructure, lonely, silent factories and public buildings. 579 more words


COTTBUS Or, KottbusChosebuz (Sorb).

Town on the River Spree, southeast of Berlin, northeast of Dresden, a Stadtkreis in southeastern Brandenburg.

It belonged to Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz), which was acquired by… 166 more words

Sunday Papers 11-16-2014 and some thoughts about the Berlin Wall

It’s mushroom time and while I like mushrooms how people can just walk into the forest and forage for them is beyond me. Because that shit is fucking dangerous… 465 more words

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The Wall Came Tumbling Down

Do you remember what happened 25 years ago today?

November 9, 1989 was the day that East Germans were given permission to visit West Berlin. At that time the Berlin Wall started to tumble down. 353 more words