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Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Posted on July 8, 2016 by marina


The arrival of foreign stars in the Soviet Union was a significant event. It was significant both for Soviet citizens, and for the star. Foreign celebrities came to our country on tour or filming, to participate in festivals, and some of them came even as tourists.

Often foreign celebrities came to festivals

Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher in Moscow. 1961

An Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida at the Cathedral Square in the Kremlin. 1961. Photo By Michael Ozersky /RIA News/

An amusing incident occurred during the 1961 Film Festival of the year. At the reception in the Kremlin, Gina Lollobrigida and Elizabeth Taylor came in identical Dior dresses. The only difference in outfits was only in belts. Taylor’s belt was blue, Lollobrigida’s one was red. Gina Lollobrigida was the first who left an awkward situation, greeting Elizabeth with an exclamation “What a beautiful dress!”

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One Response to “Foreign Celebrities in the USSR”

  1. Pom2Ter says:

    LOL @ the picture of Depardieu before he ate too much Lièvre à la royale while drinking some Veuve Clicquot straight from the bottle

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