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Jon Rupinski
Jon Rupinski • 1 year ago

September 1, 1983: Soviet Air Force Major Gennadi Osipovich, "piloting an Su-15 Flagon, shoots down Korean Air Lines 007, a Boeing 747-230B that had wandered off-course into Soviet airspace while flying from New York via Anchorage to Seoul." the Cold War

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September 6, 1960: US National Security Agency cryptologists; William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell announce their defection to the Soviet Union in Moscow after departing the US on June 26, 1960.

May 7, 1960: Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev showing photographs of objects found in the U2 spy plane that was shot down over Soviet territory on May 1st, 1960 to a Joint Session of Council of the Union and Council of Nationalities, Kremlin, Moscow and to the world.

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June 22, 1990: BERLIN GERMANY, Checkpoint Charlie is removed from is original location of Friedrichstrasse & Koch Strasse. The symbol of where East met West was removed to show that change has come to Europe and that Cold War was quickly coming to an end. Credit: Deutsches Bundesarchiv.

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