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New Zealanders in the USSR, 1960

New Zealanders in the USSR, 1960

Meeting in Moscow in April 1960 are, from left, New Zealand Secretary for Foreign Affairs Alister McIntosh, USSR Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan, New Zealand Prime Minister Walter Nash and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. On this trip Nash also met Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, and proposed that the 1958 moratorium on nuclear testing – observed by the USSR, the US and the UK – should be formalised into a permanent ban. However, Russia resumed nuclear tests in 1961 – as did the US, very shortly after.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Impact of the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016