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W. Averell Harriman With Nikita Khrushchev During 1959 Trip to the Soviet Union

2008-1401-11 (untitled)
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Black & White
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Animals - Hedgehog; Soviet Union; Russia

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Exterior view believed to have been taken in the gardens of the government's guest dacha Ogarevo located west of Moscow, Russia. Nikita Khrushchev is on the left holding a hedgehog found along the path. W. Averell Harriman is on the right and Frol Kozlov and Anastas Mikoian are in the center looking at the hedgehog. Charles W. Thayer accompanied Harriman as a guide and confidant on the trip which took place May 12 - June 26, 1959. Harriman went as a special foreign correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA). Trip visits included Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Yalta, etc., as well as areas in Siberia and the Urals, and ended with a meeting with Nikita Khrushchev.
June 23, 1959