Samantha Smith and Natasha Kashirina, Leningrad, 1983
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Samantha Smith of Manchester visited the Soviet Union in the summer of 1983 at the invitation of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov after she had written him a letter expressing her concern about nuclear war and asking if he planned to start a war.
Smith and a young Soviet friend, Natasha Kashirina, are looking at ballet shoes Samantha received from ballet star Alla Sizova of the Kirov Ballet. The toe shoes are autographed.
- Title: Samantha Smith and Natasha Kashirina, Leningrad, 1983
- Creator: Smith, Arthur
- Creation Date: 1983
- Subject Date: 1983
- Media: Photograph
- Object Type: Image
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LC Subject Headings
Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
Artek Pioneer Camp (Ukraine)
Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Travel
Children and peace
Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
Sizova, Alla, (1939-)--Associated objects
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