Khrushchev Visit to Iowa (1959)


Description: Khrushchev’s 1959 tour of America was a whirlwind of improvisation, with the impetuous Soviet leader arguing with his hosts on the relative merits of the Soviet and American ways of life. His spontaneity often led them to the brink of diplomatic disaster, yet it also charmed his hosts and presented an entirely different version of their ideological opposite. Here he gives an impromptu press conference/lecture at the farm of his Iowa host, Roswell Garst.
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