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Samantha Smith, Moscow, 1983

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Samantha Smith (1972-1985) poses with a Russian police officer in Moscow in July 1983. She and her parents spent two weeks in the Soviet Union at the invitation of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov.

Smith, a schoolgirl from Manchester, had written to Andropov expressing her concern about a possible nuclear war and asking him what his plans were.

She became known as an ambassador for peace. She and her father, Arthur, were killed in a plane crash in Auburn in 1985.

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  • Title: Samantha Smith, Moscow, 1983
  • Creator: Smith, Arthur
  • Creation Date: 1983
  • Subject Date: 1983
  • Town: Moscow
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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