"The Kiss" - The socialist fraternal kiss became famous via Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev - 1979

"The Kiss" - The socialist fraternal kiss became famous via Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev - 1979

Under the leadership of Erich Honecker, members of the Politburo, the highest decision-making body of the SED, appeal to the general secretary of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) for help in removing Walter Ulbricht. They argue for the necessity of his departure, pointing to mistakes he had made in economic and foreign policy.

Bundesarchiv Bild Erich Honecker - East Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

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.

East Berlin apartment blocks in 1975, with poster showing leader Erich Honecker.

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Klaus Morgenstern - Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Rede

Poster Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Rede

Klaus Morgenstern - Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Rede

The socialist fraternal kiss became famous via Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev, who were photographed exercising the ritual.

“God help me to survive this deadly love affair.” The Socialist Fraternal Kiss between Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker, 1979

Margot Honecker | Rechte: dpa By DDR . A rather elegant lady of strong will she was the secret weapon of the DDR.

Margot Honecker | Rechte: dpa By DDR . A rather elegant lady of strong will she was the secret weapon of the DDR.

'Kuba / Cuba - Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974, Moncada' by ddrbildarchiv.de on artflakes.com as poster or art print $17.33

'Kuba / Cuba - Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974, Moncada' by ddrbildarchiv.de on artflakes.com as poster or art print $17.33

State Visit by Erich Honecker (September 7-11, 1987)-During his visit to the GDR in December 1981, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt had invited Erich Honecker to the Federal Republic. After the political changeover in 1982, Schmidt’s successor Helmut Kohl explicitly repeated this invitation. Soviet pressure, however, forced Honecker to postpone his visit several times, and it was only in the summer of 1987 that Moscow’s leadership under Mikhail Gorbachev approved the trip. Honecker visited the…

State Visit by Erich Honecker (September 7-11, 1987)-During his visit to the GDR in December 1981, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt had invited Erich Honecker to the Federal Republic. After the political changeover in 1982, Schmidt’s successor Helmut Kohl explicitly repeated this invitation. Soviet pressure, however, forced Honecker to postpone his visit several times, and it was only in the summer of 1987 that Moscow’s leadership under Mikhail Gorbachev approved the trip. Honecker visited the…

The Socialist Fraternal Kiss, “The Kiss”, 1979

Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker giving each other the Socialist Fraternal Kiss, Berlin, 1979

Erich Honecker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bundesarchiv B 145 Berlin, East Side Gallery - Erich Honecker…

Erich Honecker, the 2nd secretary general of the communist party of the former GDR, he was in charge when the wall fell

Erich Honecker, the secretary general of the communist party of the former GDR, he was in charge when the wall fell

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…

Relatives and friends of former East German leader Erich Honecker.

Erich Honecker receiving athletes of outstading merit after the Olympic Games in Sarajevo. From left: Manfred Ewald, Erich Honecker, Katharina Witt | April 26, 1984

'Erich Honecker, East - German politician, receiving athletes of outstading merit after the Olympic Games in Sarajevo. From left: Manfred Ewald, Erich Honecker, Katharina Witt -

Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Empfang

Poster Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Rede

Klaus Morgenstern - Staatsbesuch Erich Honecker 1974 in Kuba / Cuba - Rede

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