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The American National Exhibition, Moscow 1959

The exhibit was sponsored by the American government, and it followed a similar Soviet Exhibit in New York City earlier that year. It featured many displays of the latest "home appliances, fashions, television and hi-fi sets, a model house priced to sell [to] an 'average' family, farm equipment, 1959 automobiles, boats, sporting equipment and a children’s playground, this exhibit was intended to narrow the gap between the Americans and the Soviets and improve the political relations between them.
The various displays of the exhibit were all successful in promoting the American way of life as superior to the Communist regime and lifestyle. For instance, the model of the modern kitchen was a great attraction for most visitors and even sparked the infamous "Kitchen Debate."
U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition
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U.S.S.R. Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph showing Russians looking at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows people looking at refrigerator and kitchen equipment display at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow

Photograph shows people looking at dolls in a display case at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary exhibit of Russian material

Photograph shows people walking past entrance, interior view at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows refrigerator and kitchen equipment at a Soviet exhibit that was located next to the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary exhibit of Russian material

Photograph shows two men looking at an automobile display, one of several models exhibited at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow

Photograph shows people looking at a sculpture of working men at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow

Photograph shows people at the boat display at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow

Photograph shows man walking towards the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows people walking by a display of sculpture and art at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows people looking at refrigerator and kitchen equipment at a Soviet exhibit that was located next to the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows people walking by a print publication display at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows woman looking furniture display with desk, chair and bookcase at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows Russians looking at dollhouse at that USSR exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows a woman and boy walking by a display of sewing machines at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibit

Photograph shows people walking by a model of Sputnik III at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows people looking at refrigerated case of meats and dairy products at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows a woman looking at glassware in a display case at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph showing canned food display at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary exhibit of Russian material

Photograph shows two women looking at shoes in a display case at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph shows two men looking at a tractor display at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

U.S.S.R., Moscow

Photograph shows people looking at dolls in a display case at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev tour the American Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow

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