Berlin, East Germany, Oct. 4, 1979 – Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker change kisses after Brezhnev was honored with the title “Hero of the German Democratic Republik” and the “Karl Marx Medal”. Brezhnev participates in the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the East German State`s foundation. (AP Photo/Helmuth Lohmann/stf)
East Berlin, 6/7 October 1979. Celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the GDR. Parade of honour of the National Peoples’s Army in Karl-Marx-Allee: View of the VIP stand with Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev.
Erich Honecker startete hoffnungsvoll: Er lockerte die Zensur, sorgte für gewissen Wohlstand und bemühte sich um internationale Anerkennung der DDR. Doch am Ende ignorierte der passionierte Jäger die Zeichen der Zeit.
Relatives and friends of former East German leader Erich Honecker-Erich Honecker, politician: born Neuenkirchen, Saarland 25 August 1912; joined Communist Party of Germany (KPD) 1929, member, Central Committee 1946; member, Managing Committee, Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) 1946; chairman, Free German Youth (FDJ) 1946-55; member, Volkskammer of the GDR 1949-89; member, SED central committee 1946-89; member, Politburo 1958-89; Secretary, Central Committee 1958-71, First Secretary…
Berlin Wall - doesn't quite look like this anymore, but it's still there. A picture of East German leader Erich Honecker kissing Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev on the Berlin Wall (East Side Gallery), painted by artist Dmitri Vrubel.