Shoe-banging incident


The often used fake image of Khrushchev waving a shoe (above), and the original photo taken at the United Nations General Assembly, 10 October 1960.

“The shoe-banging incident occurred when Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, pounded his shoe on his delegate-desk in protest at a speech by Philippine delegate Lorenzo Sumulong during the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York City on 12 October 1960. In 2003, American scholar William Taubman reported that he had interviewed some eyewitnesses who said that Khrushchev had brandished his shoe but not banged it. He also reported that no photographic or video records of the shoe-banging had been found. However, in his biography of Khrushchev, he wrote that he accepted that the shoe-banging had occurred. There is at least one fake photograph, where a shoe was added into an existing photograph. … There he demonstratively, in a theatrical manner, brushed Sumulong aside, with an upward motion of his right arm—without physically touching him—and began a lengthy denunciation of Sumulong, branding him (among other things) as ‘a jerk, a stooge, and a lackey’, and a ‘toady of American imperialism‘ and demanded Assembly President Frederick Boland (Ireland) call Sumulong to order. … According to some sources, Khrushchev pounded his fists on his desk in protest as Sumulong continued to speak, and at one point picked up his shoe and banged the desk with it. Some other sources report a different order of events: Khrushchev first banged the shoe then went to the rostrum to protest. Sumulong’s speech was again interrupted. … In 1961, revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon commented: ‘And when Mr. Khrushchev brandishes his shoe at the United Nations and hammers the table with it, no colonized individual, no representative of the underdeveloped countries laughs. For what Mr. Khrushchev is showing the colonized countries who are watching is that he, the missile-wielding muzhik, is treating these wretched capitalists the way they deserve.’ …”
Wikipedia
No, Khrushchev never banged his shoe at the UN
YouTube: Khrushchev shoe banging video 10-12-60 – THIS IS THE REAL VIDEO


The actual photo of Nikita Khrushchev and Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrey Gromyko (R) at the meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations on October 12, 1960. Red circle marks the shoe on Khrushchev’s table.

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