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25 years After Reunification, Germany Must Make Tough Choice About Russia

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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.

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Natylie Baldwin is author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at  (more...)

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