This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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16 December 2007

Nikita Khrushchev at the UN: Did He or Didn't He Bang His Shoe?

Sergei Khrushchev, at a recent campus event, spoke about the "shoe-banging" incident that allegedly took place in September 1960 at the General Assembly of the UN. You can listen to his remarks at

1 comment :

Randa said...

I remember hearing about this years ago and I enjoyed reading the differing views on the event. About the witnessed who said Khrushchev was waiving his shoe that was recently handed to him because he had lost it earlier by running from reporters...I don't believe it.