Monday, June 1, 2009

Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Khruschchev's Visit to Iowa

More than 30 Iowa organizations are planning a state-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s historic visit to Iowa—a visit that helped ease cold war tensions and created a new era of positive Iowa-Russia relations.

The centerpiece events will be a conference and banquet at the Hotel Fort Des Moines on August 28, and August 29th will be a celebration of Agricultural Progress Day in Coon Rapids, site of the historic Garst Farm. Participants will include Khrushchev’s son Sergei, Khrushchev’s biographer William Taubman, and high- level US and Russian agricultural officials.

For more information on the Anniversary, click on the Khrushchev link in the "Where to Go" section of this blog.

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