Premier Khrushchev's Travels in 1960
During 1960 Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev paid state
visits to India (February 11-15), Burma (February
16-17), Indonesia (February 18-March 1),
Afghanistan (March 2-5), France (March 23-April
3), Austria (June 30-July 8), and Finland
At the beginning of February Khrushchev
presided in Moscow over a meeting of First
Secretaries of Communist Parties and Prime
Ministers of the eight members of the Warsaw
French factory workers stand beind a fence
draped with the Soviet flag, waiting for a
glimpse of Khrushchev as his motorcade passed
along the Champs-Elysées, Paris, during his
visit to the French capital in March-April.
On May 14 Khrushchev arrived in Paris, France,
to attend the "Big Four" summit
conference. After causing its collapse, he
returned to Moscow, stopping in East Berlin
where, on May 20, he said that the Soviet Union
would do nothing to worsen the international
From June 20 to 25 Khrushchev was in
Bucharest, Romania, where a meeting of First
Secretaries of 12 Communist parties was held. In
a public speech on June 21 he reaffirmed his view
that Lenin's theory of the inevitability of war
under capitalism no longer applied, in opposition
to the opinion of Communist China.
On June 30, arrived in Vienna, Austria, to
return the visit of the Austrian President to
Moscow, Russia, the previous autumn. He then
traveled to Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and Fraz,
attacking the non-Communist world in his speeches
wherever he went.
himself at a luncheon in Vienna on June 30.
Leopold Figi, president of the Austrian National
Assembly is at Khrushchev's left.
On September 19 Khrushchev arrived in New York
City to take part in the United Nations General
Assembly, before which he delivered a 2-1/2-hour
speech on the 23rd. On October 1 he spoke to the
General Assembly concerning China's
representation; two days later, on reorganization
of the Secretariat; on October 11, on
disarmament; on October 12, on granting
independence to the remaining colonies. He left
New York on October 13.
Informal appearance of
Khrushchev on the balcony of the headquarters of
the Soviet delegation to the United Nations in
interviewed on the television program "Open
End" in New York City, New York, on October
9. Program director and host David Suskind is
shown at left, an interpreter at right.
the Year 1960
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