Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the joint news conference at the Moscow Kremlin on May 10, 2015.
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Among the big anniversary dates of this year, one date went almost unnoticed: the last week's 25-year anniversary of the reunification of Germany. On September 12, 1990, Moscow brought together representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, also known as West Germany), the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or commonly known as East Germany) and the victorious powers of the World War II. They signed theTreaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany. The heritage of the Moscow Treaty determines up to day the character of Russian-German relations, which have been impacted recently by the Ukrainian crisis.