Thursday, September 27, 2007

Крушев посещений Питтсбург

Speaking of history... there is a story to tell about when Soviet Party leader Kruschev visited Pittsburgh in 1959. I don't need to say much because Jason T. over at Tube City Online has done some yeoman work to dig up the details. Really worth a read.

I will just add a snippet or two. Jason talks about the Kruschev visit in relation to the current debates over the visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the US. The debate now centers around the role of the Columbia University President in inviting the fellow to speak. According to the University Times Khrushchev came to Pitt during that visit at the invitation of then-Chancellor Edward Litchfield. That article goes on to point out that a story in The New York Times announced "Pittsburgh Stop Warmest of Tour" for the Kruschev visit to the US. Kruschev himself wrote about his visit in his biography. His first remembrance of the Burgh seems to be colorfully dressed women.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jason Togyer said...

I appreciate the kind words. Here's the link, in case anyone wants to see it:
http://www.tubecityonline.com/almanac/entry_829.php

Friday, September 28, 2007 1:26:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

apologies, that first link was supposed to go to that, but I had the Utimes link there twice. I have corrected.

Friday, September 28, 2007 2:14:00 PM  

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