Papworth Everard – May 2018

Julia Payne was an English/Russian translator during the Cold War years and for our May meeting she gave a fascinating talk on her work and experiences.  She clarified how the Cold War started and with the aid of excellent visual aids and interesting anecdotes we learnt how the various sectors apportioned out the City of Berlin and the affect this had locally and politically.   Despite this, Julia feels that it in some ways it was a safer climate then as the countries involved played to “certain rules” whilst today things are very different.

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