October 12th 1960 - Khrushchev shoe banging incident before the UN


After the shooting down of a U.S. spy plane over the Soviet Union had led to a deterioration in relations between the superpowers in May of 1960, the Soviet Communist Party leader Nikita Khrushchev, on October 12th 1960, uses the General Assembly of the UN for a spectacular faux pas: During his speech, he takes off his shoe and bangs it on the delegate-desk, to underline his protest, and thereafter abruptly leaves the meeting.

Länge: 00:00:40 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1960 | Clip-ID: JHT000211E




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