Honecker


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Honecker

Erich . 1912--94, German statesman; head of state of East Germany (1976--89)
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LIP SERVICE Stretch of Berlin Wall that is still standing features graffiti and painting of East German president Erich Honecker and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
Lindenberg really wanted to tour the German Democratic Republic "for little money, I promise, Honey" a and Honecker rejected the request (with an exception in October 1983).
1991 - Former East German leader Erich Honecker is offered asylum in North Korea.
Images of an East German car bursting through the wall, and East German president Honecker kissing Soviet leader Brezhnev, went global in 1990.
Its constitution provided for a popularly-elected legislature (Volkskammer), with the state ministers of various departments theoretically responsible to it, an administrative executive council (Staatsrat), and a special place for a governing party (the SED) headed by its First Secretary Walter Ulbricht, and after his retirement at age 78 in 1971, by Erich Honecker who served until the revolution in 1989.
Painted on the side of a building in Bristol, south-west England -- home of the celebrated graffiti artist Banksy -- the image reprises a 1979 photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker kissing, which was later turned into a mural on the Berlin Wall.