Why Khrushchev famously wielded a shoe at the UN

Professor Ludmilla Selezneva on the incident at the UN Assembly where Nikita Khrushchev, a leader of the Soviet Union, waved his shoe.

  • Mythology around the incident
  • What really happened at the meeting and why the Soviet leader was irritated
  • Political agenda in 1960: Decolonization, Hungarian revolt
  • Why Nikita Khrushchev had taken off his shoe
  • Khrushchev and the policy of peaceful coexistence

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