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- Gyula Horn, the man who tore the Iron Curtain, dies at 80
By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Gyula Horn, who as Hungary's last communist foreign minister ripped a hole in the Iron Curtain in 1989, has died at the age of 80 after long illness, the government said on Wednesday. His decisions helped trigger off tumultuous months in which European communist regimes collapsed like dominoes, the Berlin Wall was trampled down and Soviet tanks prepared to ...
June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News