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Chronicle 1985

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    • 1985

      2 July

      Eduard Shevardnadze succeeds Andrei Gromyko as Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union; Gromyko becomes chairman of the Supreme Soviet.
    • 1985

      5 July

      Agreement concluded between West Germany and the GDR on raising the interest-free overdraft ("swing") for the GDR from 600 million to 800 million marks.
    • 1985

      31 July

      The removal of mines on the inner-German border is completed. The mines are replaced by enhanced electronic border security measures: the "Grenz- und Signalzaun II" ("Border and Signal Fence II") or the "Grenzzaun I/83" ("Border Fence I/83"). more
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