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Angela Merkel, the leader of Europe's richest country, still hoards food. That's how much power Cold War-era habits still hold over Germans like Mrs. Merkel, who grew up in the communist east, a full two decades after unification.
When satellite communist countries imploded with the Soviet Union's collapse, the debris scattered. A united Germany still copes with moral as well as economic degradation left behind by the Soviet blocs star performer, East Germany.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said late Saturday that he met with the Russian spies who were expelled from the United States, joining them in patriotic songs and promising them good jobs and a bright future back in their homeland.
The swap of 10 Russian agents for four prisoners was the largest prisoner transfer of its kind since the 1980s, when U.S. and Soviet bloc spies and agents were traded over the bridge separating the American sector of West Berlin from communist East Germany.
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