26th May 2024

Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the USA


When the Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev planned to spend thirteen days in the United States in 1959, he made two special requests. One was to see the Disneyland, and the other was to meet the Hollywood actor John Wayne. Sadly, he was barred from visiting Disneyland on account of the cold war. However, he did meet John Wayne and admired his movies. Later he sent Wayne a giant crate full of Russian Vodka for Christmas.

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