Cold war DDR banner. The pennant says:”Druzhba Route”. And:”Central Youth Property”.
The Druzhba route, named after the Russian word Дружба for “friendship”, was the 550 km long construction phase of the 2,750 km long natural gas pipeline “Soyuz”. The “Trasse” was built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as the central youth property of the Free German Youth (FDJ). The length of the GDR section was 518 kilometers. This natural gas route was built in several stages over decades.
Today the pipeline on the German section is operated by the Schwedt mineral oil network.