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Samantha Smith and Natasha Kashirina, Leningrad, 1983

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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.

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  • 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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