Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

In June 1959, Richard Nixon who was then vice president, accompanied by his wife and a suit of over 100 journalists and photo reporters, arrived at the USSR to visit, along with Moscow and Saint Petersburg, that mysterious and faraway Siberia.

It is unlikely that he was shown labor camps and prisons or saw bears walking in the streets because the action took place mostly in Novosibirsk. However, according to photographs taken by Howard Sochurek, Nixon really enjoyed his stay in the USSR.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Greeting Soviet people upon arrival.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Those in the crowd look friendly and happy.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Nixon decided to make his speech standing on top of a car.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

He must have talked about friendship or something.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

“People were smiling, laughing and crying, “Come visit us again! Peace and Friendship!”

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

These people came out to welcome Nixon too.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Shepherds and cows politely parted to let Nixon’s cortege pass.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

They stopped to have a bite.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Nixon’s wife and Soviet children.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Talking to miners.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Nixon was asked a bunch of questions too (about international relations and his opinion about Soviet people).

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

This poster about the company’s plan to increase production by 1.7 during the next 7 years arose interest in Nixon and he learnt that the information was outdated and they decided to double it.

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia

Location: Novosibirsk

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5 thoughts on “Richard Nixon Meets Russian People In Siberia”

  1. Wow! I never imagined he (Nixon) could be so young. By the time I became politically aware Nixon was a chubby middle-aged man with a balding head.

    I was a year old when Nixon lost to Kennedy.

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