Berlin 1961 Gallery

Captains John McKone and Freeman Olmstead are greeted by their families after they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on January 27, 1961. At left is President John F. Kennedy, who greeted the airmen released by the Soviet Union.

President John F. Kennedy recornizes a reporter during his press conference on January 25, 1961. It was during this first televised press conference of the President that Kennedy announced that two American airmen – Captains Freeman Olmsted and John McKone – had been released by the Soviet Union and were on their way to the United States.

After being crowned Miss Universe, Marlene Schmidt parades on the runway wearing the crown and carrying the scepter of her position. July 15, 1961.

Marlene Schmidt, 22-year-old blonde from Germany, is crowned Miss Universe at Miami Beach on July 15, 1961 by Linda Bement of Salt Lake City, Utah, the retiring Miss Universe.

Nikita Khrushchev with the cosmonauts Gherman Titov and Yuri Gagarin on Lenin’s Tomb, August 9, 1961.

Nikita Khrushchev (left) and Walter Ulbricht (right) at the Kremlin during a meeting between leaders of the USSR and GDR on June 9, 1959.

Nikita Khrushchev speaking with the press at the Soviet mission in Glen Cove, New York. October 1960.

Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to the scientific base “Lenin Hills” of the Institute of Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1962.

Nikita Khrushchev in the maize field of a collective farm in the Orel region, 1962.

Walter Ulbricht, GDR State Council Chairman, and other representatives of the GDR voting for the candidates of the National Front in Berlin during local elections on September 17, 1961.

Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice-President Richard Nixon during their tour of the American Exhibition in Moscow, 1959. Leonid Brezhnev is on the far right.

Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice-President Richard Nixon during their tour of the American Exhibition in Moscow, 1959

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Nikita Khrushchev speaking with the press at the Soviet mission in Glen Cove, New York. October 1960.