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Chronicle 1984

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    • 1 January

      1984

      Bärbel Bohley and Ulrike Poppe, members of the GDR peace movement who were arrested on 12 December 1983, go on hunger strike because they do not want to be deported to the West.
    • 9 January

      1984

      The West German municipal transport services (BVG) take over the running of the suburban train service in West Berlin from the GDR.
    • 16 January

      1984

      The United States and the Soviet Union reach out to one another. In a speech on January 5th, 1984, US President Ronald Reagan says that the year 1984 will bring opportunities for peace.

      After a meeting of foreign ministers from both sides, George Shultz says on 18 January that the ice has been broken. And in a "Pravda" interview of 24 January, CPSU leader Andropov also strikes a conciliatory tone towards the United States. weniger anzeigen
    • 17-19 January

      1984

      As was decided at the CSCE follow-up meeting in Madrid, the Conference on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe in Europe (CDE) begins in Stockholm.
    • 20 January

      1984

      Six GDR citizens ask for political asylum in the US embassy in East Berlin. On 22 January, they are allowed to leave for West Berlin. On 24 January, twelve GDR citizens who have fled to the West German Permanent Mission also leave for West Berlin.
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