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Chronicle 1988

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    • 1988

      1 October

      Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the CPSU, is elected as chairman of the Supreme Soviet. more
    • 1988

      3 October

      The Bavarian Prime Minister and CSU chairman Franz Josef Strauss dies of a heart attack in Munich.
    • 1988

      10 October

      Security forces disperse a protest march of some 200 demonstrators who are demonstrating against censorship of church newspapers.
    • 1988

      12 October

      The "three millionth apartment" is handed over by Erich Honecker in a blaze of propaganda, and the housing-construction programme is touted as having been successfully completed. more
    • 1988

      16-18 October

      The chairman of the Jewish World Congress, Edgar Bronfman, visits the GDR. The GDR declares itself willing to pay symbolic restitution to victims of Nazism who are still living.
    • 1988

      28/29 October

      Meeting of the foreign ministers from Warsaw Pact countries in Budapest during which discussions are held on further disarmament measures.
    • 1988

      30 October

      On 30 October, the head of the 3rd European Department in the Soviet Foreign Ministry, Alexander Bondarenko, informs SED leader Erich Honecker about the visit of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to CPSU leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Bondarenko says that the Soviet leadership views Kohl’s visit as "useful, multi-layered and substantial." more
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