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.
compare it! Smart - Toyota IQ | drive it!
Since its introduction,the Smart fortwo has been the undisputed winner in the smallest car category. Loved or hated,no one could deny that the Smart showed how small a small car could be. In 2009,the Smart finally got some serious competition. Toyota's tiny IQ is a shade larger than the Smart,but seats four people instead of just two. drive it! tester Mathis Kurrat put the two minis side-by-side to see how they compare.
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?
compare it! Fiat 500C - Citroën C3 Pluriel Charleston | drive it
We compare two convertibles with distinctive retro designs that evoke two of Europe's most successful post-war designs. Fiat's 500C bears a strong resemblance to the tiny Cinquecento, while Citroën's C3 Pluriel Charleston is styled to recall the famous 2CV.drive it! finds out which car delivers the most for the money, and which offers the best open-air experience.