The Berlin Wall in Moscow

1989 year was the critical moment in the history of Germany. Right in this year the border between western and eastern Berlin was opened, and next year the country has became a united single state. The Berlin wall, which surrounded western part of Berlin since 1961 was destroyed, and now parts of this wall can be found throughout the world.

A lot of them were taken away to the USA. For example, one of the fragments of wall decorates the central office of Microsoft. Moscow is also an owner of a part of Berlin wall. In 1990 the fragment of the wall was presented by Berlin museum “Checkpoint-Charlie” to Russian “Saharov Museum and Public centre”. This fragment is decorated by artists (just like other parts of wall) and it rises above at the lawn near the Museum building (address: Moscow, Zemljanoj val, 57/6).