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The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Here’s how people who were there in 1989 remember the historic ‘Mauerfall’ today.
The Berlin Wall represented the seeming permanence of the Cold War. It fell on November 9, 1989, in a shocking and peaceful accident of history.
While working for the KGB, Vladimir Putin served with a spy agency in East Germany from 1985 to 1990. He was issued the ID when he was 33.
For decades after World War II, nearly 100 of the West German Justice Ministry's top officials were former Nazi Party members.