Khrushchev, boot and United Nations

9712 October, 12:10 / Source: ru.wikipedia.org
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It is a widespread story that on October 12, 1960, during the meeting of the 15th UN General Assembly, First Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev began to knock a shoe on the table.

On that day, there was a discussion of the "Hungarian question," and Khrushchev, along with other members of the Soviet delegation, tried in every way to disrupt it. According to contemporaries, the case was as follows.
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Khrushchev did not have shoes, but open shoes. During the speech, the speaker, he took off his shoe and began to deliberately take it long and shake it deliberately, lifting it at head level. Also several times he lightly hit her on the table, as if trying to knock out a pebble that supposedly rolled there. With these actions, Khrushchev demonstrated that he was not interested in the report.

The next day, the newspaper The New York Times published an article entitled "Khrushchev knocks his shoe on the table." It was published a photograph, which depicts Khrushchev and Gromyko, and Nikita Sergeyevich on the table is half-shoes.
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