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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Meetings of Presidents

From Eisenhower National Historic Site:




The recent meeting between the American and Russian presidents at the G20 summit got us thinking about Soviet Premier Khrushchev’s visit with Eisenhower at the President’s Gettysburg farm and one of the most memorable revelations to come out of their meeting….

The President, at one point, commented on how much he liked watching Westerns and Khrushchev responded with this story:

“Back when Stalin was alive, we used to watch Westerns all the time. When the movie ended, Stalin would always denounce it for its ideological content. But the very next day, we’d be back in the movie theater watching another Western.”

The American Western – who would have thought it would be something these two Cold War rivals would have in common!


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