How it was 13.03.2001 (2001)

Telecast №73404, 1 part, duration: 0:35:04
Production: VID
Anchor:Shklovskij Oleg


Opening of the first American national exhibition of goods and services in Sokolniki Park in Moscow in 1959.

Reel №1

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The program restores the events of 1959, when the first American exhibition was opened in Moscow's Sokolniki Park.

Video chronicle: fragments of the film "Moscow Newsreel" (1959).

Old wooden houses in the south-west of Moscow, against the background of multi-storey buildings.

Construction of new quarters.

Highways with trucks and cars.

Fragment of the film "The Time of a Great Housewarming" (1959).

Nikita Khrushchev speaks at the congress.

Says (synchronously) about the housing problem, as one of the most acute in the social sector; Compares the situation with the United States.

USA black and white chronicle: New York, workers on the street read newspapers, residential quarters - dry street clothes, American slums; Negro children, women wash clothes, the family prepares food in the kitchen, homeless people on the street.

Victoria Khrulkevich shares her memories, how organizational work was conducted, and how communication with the American side took place.

Video chronicle:

Opening of the exhibition in Sokolniki on July 24, 1959.

Khrushchev read out a welcome speech at a solemn rally on the opening day of the exhibition.

Richard Nixon - Vice President of the United States on the podium at the pavilion in Sokolniki.

Nixon cuts the ribbon at the entrance to the pavilion.

Yuri Lepanov talks about the very beginning of Richard Nixon's visit to Moscow, when on the first day he decided to visit the Danilov market, where he met his working weigher.

The interpreter remembers how a "kitchen dispute" took place between Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon.

With what difficulties he had to face, translating the saying "... do not blow the flies of nostrils ...".

Fragment of the recording of the speech of Nikita Khrushchev at the exhibition in Sokolniki on July 24, 1959.

Khrushchev agrees that "the Americans are smart people ... and raised the economy to such a level .... but we also do not flies with nostrils, you know," he said synchronously.

Boris Runov describes the visit of the Nixon and Khrushchev agricultural pavilion, when, stopping at the microwave oven Khrushchev said that we do not need it.

Yuri Leanov says that the first known phrase of Khrushchev's "Kuz'kina mother" was voiced during the "kitchen dispute" and how he had to translate it.

Fragment of the recording of the speech of Nikita Khrushchev at the exhibition in Sokolniki on July 24, 1959.

Nikita Khrushchev speaks about the superiority of the Soviet system (synchronously) and that in seven years the USSR will be at the same level as America.

Artificially waving his hand in a farewell gesture declares that the USSR will necessarily outrun the United States.

Boris Runov recalls what a stir caused the "Pepsi Cola" from Soviet visitors.

Yuri Lepanov tells how Nikita Khrushchev was presented with a specially made for him drink brand "Pepsi."

Fragment to the film "On the Black Path".

He narrates about the exhibition in Sokolniki.

Common plans for open pavilions on the street.

Muscovites are invited to try Pepsi Cola (Pepsi-Cola).

The queue for a drink.

Sculptures of American artists.

Khrushchev's grandson - Nikita Khrushchev (is in the auditorium), recalls how his grandfather presented the American side with a package of "Borjomi".

Demonstrates the badge from the exhibition.

Victoria Khrulkevich tells of the many curious events of the events of 1959: how did the man come to the exhibition as a miner from Donbass And poured out before the organizers a sack of Soviet money with a request to sell him one of the American cars presented in the exposition.

Fragment of the film "On the Black Track".

Participants of the exhibition.

Soviet people in the exhibition pavilion.

Turn over the editions.

The announcer behind the scenes speaks of the "veiled propaganda" contained in American literature; About the hidden work of the CIA in Sokolniki, etc.


Khrushchev Nikita - First Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. Victoria Khrulkevich - participated in the organization of the exhibition in 1959. Runov Boris - Associate Professor of the Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture, participant of the 1959 exhibition. Lepanov Yuri - personal translator of Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. Khrushchev Nikita is the grandson of Nikita Khrushchev.

Calendar: 13.03.2001

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