RT: Quarter century after fall, Berlin Wall-like division flourishes again

November 7, 2014

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

Published time: November 07, 2014 11:34
Edited time: November 07, 2014 13:15

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

Twenty-five years after that embodiment of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, was torn down by ecstatic Germans, the world observes the anniversary as it rushes headlong towards a new confrontation.

READ MORE: 25 things you probably didn’t know about the Berlin Wall

As the celebration unfolds in Berlin to rejoice in a unified country – and to some extent a unified world – some of the people who shaped the events two-and-a-half decades ago approach the date in a gloomy mood.

“We wasted the chances that the end of the Cold War presented. It started so well, but some people didn’t like it,”Mikhail Gorbachev told RIA Novosti as the former Soviet leader prepared to leave for Germany as an honored guest…

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