Russia - Eduard Shevardnadze, Architect of Unification | European Journal
Germany could not have been reunited without the assent of the Soviet Union. The Germans had a staunch ally in the Soviet Union's then-Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.Mikhail Gorbachev's Perestroika and Glasnost policies contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fact that Germany was reunited less than a year later is due in large part to Shevardnadze. He convinced Gorbachev that German unity was urgent. The path to it, however, was lined with problems. In particular, it was hard for the Soviets to accept that unified Germany would belong to NATO.
test it! Citroën C-Crosser | drive it
In 2007 Citroën released their first SUV, the C-Crosser. We take a closer look at the car - at the three rows of seats with 7 seats in total.drive it! tests the 156 horsepower diesel version. The double clutch system is new. The gears can change automatically or be changed manually by paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The top model sells for 40,500 euros. But is it worth the money?
present it! Smart Facelift | drive it
Smart was laughed at when it first appeared 12 years ago but 1.2 millions fortwos have since been sold.Now the car has had a facelift with a new design inside and out, and more efficient engines. The new Smart will also be sold in Argentina and Indonesia for the first time. That means the Smart will be available in 45 countries on five continents.
The Motor Magazine - 29.09.2010 | drive it
drive it! tackles all terrains - going on a motocross, on board an SUV for an off-road spin and in a regular road car around a racing track. drive it! - on and off road.