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The Germans should be grateful to Russian, as without them there would be the unification of Germany. I told about it Vice-the President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Cubes in an interview with ZDF television.
In addition, the Russians were able to prevent the shooting and killing in the process of unification of East and West Germany. “So people understand that what happened in Germany, they should thank the Russian,” — said the Cubes, adding that Moscow and Berlin should reach an understanding with each other through dialogue.
According to him, residents of the Eastern part of the country more sympathetic to Moscow, including because of the emotional side of the issue. “In those days, the Germans met a lot of Russian, has established a relationship with them. And unlike those who lived in the West, and they were like away from all this is understood, the damage caused by Germany of Russia as in the First and Second world wars,” — said Vice-President of the Bundestag.
In July, the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel was given the results of a survey according to which 72 percent of East Germans wanted to move closer to Russia, whereas in the Western part of the country there are 54 per cent. In addition, it became clear that East Germans are more dissatisfied with the sanctions policy against Russia.
The unification of Germany took place 3 October 1990. As a result, the GDR, were part of the socialist camp, and West Berlin became part of Germany. However, residents of the Eastern and Western part of the country is still informally referred to as “Ossi” and “Vessey”, in particular, due to some differences in mentality.
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