Did Khrushchev bang his shoe at the UN?

  • 8 10
  • 2020
  • 2min
Did Khrushchev bang his shoe at the UN?
  • Original Title: Did Khrushchev bang his shoe at the UN?

Uncover the truth behind the legendary tale of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging incident at the UN, as this documentary sifts through UN archives to separate fact from Cold War folklore.

Did Khrushchev bang his shoe at the UN?

Did Khrushchev bang his shoe at the UN? - Investigative, Iconic, Unraveling

 

This UN short film episode delves into one of the most iconic and debated incidents in United Nations history—the rumored moment when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev allegedly banged his shoe on the desk during a UN General Assembly meeting on 12 October 1960. Drawing on extensive material from the UN Audiovisual Library, the film scrutinizes UN media coverage of the event, juxtaposing archival footage, photographs, and firsthand accounts to dissect the legend surrounding this infamous episode. Through a meticulous examination of the evidence and the political context of the Cold War era, the documentary seeks to unravel the mystery: was Khrushchev's shoe-banging outburst fact or merely political folklore? This exploration not only sheds light on the veracity of the event but also offers insights into the theatrical dynamics of international diplomacy and the power of legend in shaping historical narratives.

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