In June 1959, Richard Nixon, the then vice-president, and his wife, Patricia, and numerous retinue visited Leningrad and other cities of the USSR.
Iron curtain then opened slightly for the first time Western politicians and journalists accompanying him to freely communicate with the Soviet people.
After Nixon's visit left a huge number of interesting, high-quality images of our country that time made American photographer (Howard Sochurek), which are stored in the archive of the magazine "Life". Photos give a glimpse into the Nixon visit from the inside, through the eyes of members of the American delegation.
At the Mariinsky Palace. Meeting with the mayor of Leningrad.
The official part is finished, the fun begins. Metro- beauty and pride of Leningrad.