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A Leader of the Left Party has Become Premier of Thuringia

On Friday, December 5, Bodo Ramelow became the first politician of the Left Party to be elected premier of a German state.

The Czech paper… 123 more words

Oranges for Christmas by Margarita Morris: A review

Thirty-eighth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

People often don’t take the ‘adult’ part of ‘young adult’ seriously (myself included) and that is why we have so much sappy literature in this genre. 578 more words

130 Challenge

Allegro on the River Elbe - 2. Potsdam

From East Berlin we coached to Potsdam, a ride of about 1 1/2 hours and spent the rest of the morning visiting the Cecilienhof Palace. 370 more words

Travels

Is Russia rolling back the years on Doping in Sport?

The broadcast of the German documentary ‘Top Secret Doping: How Russia makes it’s winners’ on Wednesday 3rd December, highlighted the possibility of a return to the 1980’s when large scale doping was implemented by East Germany, GDR (German Democratic Republic). 1,191 more words

Doping

What if . . .

the Berlin Wall didn’t come down on 9 November 1989?

Wow, what kind of world would we be living in right now? Would Communism still exist?   486 more words