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    I've looked absolutely everywhere and decided to resort to TSR. I just needed to know - as asked in the title - how the fall of the Berlin wall was reported in the Soviet Union.
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    As far as I am aware, the USSR's position was increasingly neutral under the leadership of Gorbachev. Indeed it appeared that he may have even had a negative stance towards the leadership in East Germany.

    'Even after the fall of the wall, London and Paris continued their efforts to stop reunification of Germany. Barely weeks after the wall came down, Mr. Mitterrand’s personal adviser Jacques Attali reportedly met Vadim Zagladin, a senior Gorbachev aide, in Kiev, and repeated Mrs. Thatcher’s warning against German reunification. He said that Mr. Gorbachev’s refusal to intervene had “puzzled the French leadership” and wondered whether “the USSR has made peace with the prospect of a united Germany and will not take any steps to prevent it.” '
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    (Original post by Stricof)
    As far as I am aware, the USSR's position was increasingly neutral under the leadership of Gorbachev. Indeed it appeared that he may have even had a negative stance towards the leadership in East Germany.

    'Even after the fall of the wall, London and Paris continued their efforts to stop reunification of Germany. Barely weeks after the wall came down, Mr. Mitterrand’s personal adviser Jacques Attali reportedly met Vadim Zagladin, a senior Gorbachev aide, in Kiev, and repeated Mrs. Thatcher’s warning against German reunification. He said that Mr. Gorbachev’s refusal to intervene had “puzzled the French leadership” and wondered whether “the USSR has made peace with the prospect of a united Germany and will not take any steps to prevent it.” '
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    Are you aware of Perestroika, Glasnost and the moving away from the Brezhnev Doctrine? The collapse of the Berlin Wall was a mishap and Gorby wasn't aware of it until waking up the next morning. He was impartial to it coming down as, on one side, he was happy that the people were chosing their fates but, on the other, socialism was beginning to collapse.
 
 
 
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