Contributed by Maine State Museum
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.
About This Item
- Title: Samantha Smith, Moscow, 1983
- Creator: Smith, Arthur
- Creation Date: 1983
- Subject Date: 1983
- Town: Moscow
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
- Children and peace
- Cold War
- International relations
- Police--Soviet Union--Moscow
- Political activity
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Travel
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Maine State Museum, 83 state house station, Augusta, ME 04333
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