Samantha Smith and Natasha Kashirina, Leningrad, 1983
Contributed by an individual through Maine State Museum
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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Maine State Museum
83 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Cross Reference Searches
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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