Спустя двадцать лет после падения Берлинской стены

БЕРЛИН. Те, кто стал свидетелем той ночи 20 лет назад в Берлине, или где-нибудь еще в Германии, никогда не забудут, что случилось – не забудут ночь, когда рухнула Берлинская стена.

История в процессе своего создания часто слишком трагична. Только иногда она способна на иронию. День 9 ноября 1989 года был одним из таких редких моментов, когда царствовала ирония, потому что бюрократический социализм Восточной Германии умер так же, как и жил – с бюрократической неразберихой.

Спикер политбюро, Гюнтер Шабовски, просто не понял решения этого органа и, сообщив общественности неверную информацию об отмене ограничений в передвижении, запустил процесс падения Берлинской стены! Граучо Маркс не смог бы превзойти Шабовски в ту ночь. Это был самый счастливый момент в истории Германии.

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