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Imagine telling his grandkids that one day. “You know, one time the leader of the Soviet Union rubbed my tummy” “yeah sure grandpa”
Don’t see too many well fed farmers in the USSR.
In 1959 this guy was probably nicknamed "Jumbo" and was the biggest guy in town.
Khrushchev probably identified with the farmer as he started out as one. He worked his way to the leader of the Soviet Union.
Imagine liking someone who threatened your entire country on multiple occasions more than a black veteran
Farmers and ranchers, the back-bone of our country.
And what they provide in the supermarkets for us, along with this photo, reminds of another Soviet leader’s visit to the U.S. 30-yrs later.
"Yeltsin, … roamed the aisles of Randall’s [market] nodding his head in amazement …. He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets here would be a revolution. ….
"Even the Politburo doesn’t have this choice. Not even Mr. Gorbachev. … …for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people."
"Two years later, he left the Communist Party and began making reforms to turn the economic tide in Russia."
Full article: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/When-Boris-Yeltsin-went-grocery-shopping-in-Clear-5759129.php