Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev was born on December 19, in 1906.
In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
In 1945, Karsh was sent by LIFE to photograph the delegates at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which included Vyacheslav Molotov.
American financier, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant Bernard Baruch coined the term “Cold War” on this day, April 16, in 1947
On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
Nikita Khrushchev died on this day, September 11, in 1971, aged 77.