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David Binder

David Binder was a member of the Washington Bureau of The New York Times from June 1973 until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work, specializing in coverage of Central and Eastern European affairs, while also reporting on events involving United States foreign policy. His assignments for The New York Times were: East Europe correspondent (based in Belgrade) from 1963 to 1967 and as Germany correspondent from 1967 to 1973. Earlier he worked in Washington as a diplomatic correspondent and in Berlin covering the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. In 1989 and 1990 he reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communist systems in East Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania and Yugoslavia. He reported on the civil wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and on the Kosovo conflict. He has also lectured and published articles in various European countries and in the United States. He is the author of Berlin East and West (1962) and The Other German: The Life and Times of Willy Brandt (1976), and a co-author of New York Times books on Project Apollo, the fall of Communism and Scientists at Work.

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Ruth Werner

Operating under at least five different names in the course of her career, Ruth Werner (a pen name) was a singularly accomplished spy, whose espionage activities spanned some fifteen years, from 1931 to 1946. Twice awarded the order of the Red Banner, the highest Soviet military decoration, Werner also held the rank of colonel in the Red Army.

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