Russia doesn’t really love us

We were watching the evening news on our black-and-white TV. The Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had begun, Radio Free Europe was broadcasting behind the iron curtain and John F. Kennedy was president.

The Berlin Wall was dividing the city of Berlin, separating free Germans from those living under those under the thumb of communism.

Nikita Khrushchev was premier of the Soviet Union, and he was coming to America.

We knew that the Soviet Union was an oppressive power and a threat to America.

Khrushchev appeared at the United Nations in New York, and when a representative from the Philippines made a protest of communism, Khrushchev took off

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