An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

1959. Bratsk, Siberia. These people are going to see a foreigner for the first time in their lives. Children from a summer camp, builders, teachers… They are standing on the dock, so excited and happy, as if they are meeting a long-awaited close relative…

The guest is William Averell Harriman, an American Democratic party politician, businessman, and diplomat.

That’s what we call a warm welcome.

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

The foreigner takes photos and children take photos too…

An American In Siberia

But the photos of the foreigner are instantly ready…

An American In Siberia

A bit of reading…

An American In Siberia

A bit of talking…

An American In Siberia

That very Russian bear!

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

The guest must rest…

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

Meeting with builders of a hydro station.

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

Plant construction

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

An American In Siberia

However, this policeman does not look so happy to see an American…

Location: Bratsk, Siberia

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4 thoughts on “An American In Siberia”

  1. Of course this is Nixon’s trip to Russia.

    Supposedly Nixon enjoyed his trip immensely. He was especially impressed with his KGB handlers. They made fast friends and he learned many useful skills from them.

  2. That Polaroid camera must’ve wowed them when it spit out the photo and they watched it develop right before their very eyes. Cavorting with camp’s pet captive bear; no diplomat would do that today, they’d be mindful of the outrage it would cause back home.

  3. I read somewhere that Harriman’s wife, Pam, was an egotistical (or self interested) nympho!!

    She lived a wonderful life!!

  4. Harriman was well known in Russia having had many dealings during WWII. He was a decent and honest man, unlike most politicians.

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