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The Wall

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Nobody reproached me while I was walking along the former Berlin Wall and made a report about today’s perception of it. Even though so many people were killed when trying to cross it, the city and the country are still divided, and it was over just 19 years ago.

 

Nobody said a word about Soviet ideology, communists from Moscow etc.

 

As if the Wall appeared from nowhere and vanished by itself.

 

We didn’t have long discussions with people on the street but if I were asked by a television crew about the Wall I would have mentioned the Soviet authorities, if not the USSR. At least I would have asked back a Russian journalist, “what do you feel?”

 

So if I ask myself the question – I am ashamed. And I am really interested how many Russians share the feeling.

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Written by andreyshilov

November 9, 2008 at 1:42 am

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