Berlin: Safe to Leave

After the long, perilous winter, spring finally arrived in West Berlin last week. Billowing sails dotted the placid Wannsee; plump matrons nibbled pastry in the sun at open-air cafés along the broad Kurfürstendamm; amidst budding willows in the Grunewald forest, lovers strolled. Even the Russians were infected with spring fever: at the Soviet war memorial just inside WTest Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, the two old T-34 tanks on permanent display were given a coat of bright green paint by a crew of Red army soldiers.

More important, the crew's Soviet colleagues were...

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