Contributed by Maine State Museum
Samantha Smith of Manchester (second from left), on a two-week trip to the Soviet Union to promote peace, visited a collective farm near the Black Sea town where she met members of a Pioneer Youth camp.
She wrote, "The directors of the farm did experiments on fruit, and they had a table set up out in the middle of an orchard with bowls of absolutely giant fruit."
Smith (1972-1985) had written to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov asking him if he planned to start a war and urged peace. He invited her and her parents, Arthur and Jane Smith, to visit the Soviet Union.
About This Item
- Title: Samantha Smith at collective farm, 1983
- Creator: Smith, Arthur
- Creation Date: 1983
- Subject Date: 1983
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine State Museum
Maine State Museum, 83 state house station, Augusta, ME 04333
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LC Subject Headings
- Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
- Artek Pioneer Camp (Ukraine)
- Children and peace
- Cold War
- Collective farms--Ukraine
- Eating & drinking
- International relations
- Political activity
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Travel
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