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July 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet soldiers have been appearing recently at rest stops on East German highways asking travelers for bread, chocolate and cigarettes, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Berliner Morgenpost, a West Berlin newspaper, said the soldiers' appearances at autobahn rest stops were the result of drastic price rises in East Germany after the July 1 economic merger of the two Germanys. Prices also rose at Red Army commissaries, the newspaper said.
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July 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet soldiers have been appearing recently at rest stops on East German highways asking travelers for bread, chocolate and cigarettes, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Berliner Morgenpost, a West Berlin newspaper, said the soldiers' appearances at autobahn rest stops were the result of drastic price rises in East Germany after the July 1 economic merger of the two Germanys. Prices also rose at Red Army commissaries, the newspaper said.
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