objects said to have been found on
Powers' person and in the plane after it
crashed on Soviet territory on May 1,
Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev at a press conference in
Moscow where the objects from Powers and
his plane were being displayed.
Francis Gary Powers pleaded
guilty at his trial, which began in Moscow on
August 27, 1960.
General view of the
court, which was held at the Trade Union
House in Moscow. Powers was tried before
a three-man tribunal made up of members
of the military division of the Soviet
Supreme Court. About 2,000 spectators
Powers in the prisoner's
box. Sitting at right in front of Powers
is M.I. Grinyov, Powers' court-appointed
attorney. The official charge against
Powers was "criminal responsibility
for crimes against the state."
View of the press gallery
at the trial. Foreign newsmen were given
earphones which provided simultaneous
translations of the proceedings.
Barbara Powers, wife of
Francis Gary Powers, at a press
conference in Moscow before the trial.
Powers' parents were also permitted to
attend the trial.