It was later discovered that Andropov had become seriously ill and had withdrawn from the public eye during this time. 14 Smith also received a phone call from Russian cosmonaut Valentina tereshkova, the first woman to orbit the earth. However, not realizing with whom she was speaking, samantha mistakenly hung up after only a brief conversation. 15 Media followed her every step—photographs and articles about her were published by the main soviet essay newspapers and magazines throughout her trip and after. Smith became widely known to soviet citizens and was well regarded by many of them. In the United States, the event drew suspicion and some regarded it as an "American-style public relations stunt ". 16 Smith's return to the. On July 22, 1983, was celebrated by the people of maine with roses, a red carpet, and a limousine 17 and her popularity continued to grow in her native country. Some critics at the time remained skeptical, believing Smith was unwittingly serving as an instrument of soviet propaganda.
On July 7, 1983, she flew to moscow with her parents, and spent two weeks as Andropov's guest. During the trip she visited Moscow and Leningrad and spent time in Artek, the main soviet pioneer camp, in the town of good Gurzuf on the Crimean Peninsula. Smith wrote in her book that in Leningrad she and her parents were amazed by the friendliness of the people and by the presents many people made for them. Speaking at a moscow press conference, she declared that the russians were "just like us". 12 In Artek, smith chose to stay with the soviet children rather than accept the privileged accommodations offered to her. For ease of communication, teachers and children who spoke fluent English were chosen to stay in the building where she was lodged. Smith shared a dormitory with nine other girls, and spent her time there swimming, talking and learning Russian songs and dances. While there, she made many friends, including Natasha kashirina from Leningrad, a fluent English speaker. Samantha Smith Alley in Artek camp "Morskoy" Andropov, however, was unable to meet with her during her visit, 13 although they did speak by telephone.
I invite you, if your parents will let you, to come to our country, the best time being this summer. You will find out about our country, meet with your contemporaries, visit an international children's camp Artek on the sea. And see for yourself: in the soviet Union, everyone is for peace and friendship among peoples. Thank you for your letter. I wish you all the best in your young life. Andropov 8 10 Samantha Smith (center) visiting the ussr upon the invitation of General Secretary of the central Committee of cpsu yuri Andropov in all-Union Artek pioneer camp on July 1, 1983. A media circus ensued, with Smith being interviewed by ted Koppel 11 and Johnny carson, among others, and with nightly reports by the major American networks.
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I hope that you know about this from your history lessons in school. And today we want very much to live in peace, to trade and cooperate with all our neighbors on this earth — with those far away and those near. And certainly with such a great country as the United States of America. In America and in our country there are nuclear weapons — terrible weapons that can kill millions of people in an instant. But we do not want them to be ever used.
That's precisely why the soviet Union solemnly declared throughout the entire world that never — never — will it use nuclear weapons first against any country. In general we propose to discontinue further production of them and to proceed to the abolition of all the stockpiles on Earth. It seems to me that this is a sufficient answer to your second question: 'Why do you want to wage war against the whole world or at least the United States?' we want nothing of the kind. No one in our countryneither workers, peasants, writers nor doctors, neither grown-ups nor children, nor members of the governmentwant either a big or 'little' war. We want peace letter — there is something that we are occupied with: growing wheat, building and inventing, writing books and flying into space. We want peace for ourselves and for all peoples of the planet. For our children and for you, samantha.
Andropov intended to respond. On April 26, 1983, she received a response from Andropov: dear Samantha, i received your letter, which is like many others that have reached me recently from your country and from other countries around the world. It seems to me i can tell by your letter that you are a courageous and honest girl, resembling Becky, the friend of Tom Sawyer in the famous book of your compatriot Mark Twain. This book is well known and loved in our country by all boys and girls. You write that you are anxious about whether there will be a nuclear war between our two countries.
And you ask are we doing anything so that war will not break out. Your question is the most important of those that every thinking man can pose. I will reply to you seriously and honestly. Yes, samantha, we in the soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every soviet man wants. This is what the great founder of our state, vladimir Lenin, taught. Soviet people well know what a terrible thing war. Forty-two years ago, nazi germany, which strove for supremacy over the whole world, attacked our country, burned and destroyed many thousands of our towns and villages, killed millions of soviet men, women and children. In that war, which ended with our victory, we were in alliance with the United States : together we fought for the liberation of many people from the nazi invaders.
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I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a war or not? If you aren't please tell me how you are going to help to not have a war. This question you do not have to answer, but I would like to know why you want to conquer the world or at least our country. God made the world for us to live together in peace and not to fight. Sincerely, samantha Smith 8 Her letter was beauty published in the soviet newspaper Pravda. 9 Samantha was happy to discover that her letter had been published; however, she had not received a reply. She then sent a letter to the soviet Union's Ambassador to the United States asking.
At the age of five, she wrote a letter to queen Elizabeth ii in order to express her admiration to the monarch. When Smith had finished second grade in the spring of 1980, the family settled in Manchester, maine, where she attended Manchester Elementary School. Her father served as an instructor at Ricker College in houlton 7 before teaching literature and writing at the University of maine at Augusta while her mother worked as a social worker with the maine department available of Human Services. In november 1982, when Smith was 10 years old, she wrote to soviet leader Yuri Andropov, seeking to understand why the relations between the soviet Union and the United States were so tense: dear. Andropov, my name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job.
in Russia the government issued a statement that read, "To prevent the militarization of space is one of the most urgent tasks facing mankind". During this period, large anti-nuclear protests were taking place across both Europe and North America, while the november 20, 1983, screening of abc 's post- nuclear war dramatization The day after became one of the most anticipated media events of the decade. 5 The two superpowers had by this point abandoned their strategy of détente and in response to the soviet deployment of ss-20s, reagan moved to deploy cruise and Pershing ii missiles to europe. The soviet Union's involvement in a war in Afghanistan was in its third year, a matter which was also contributing to international tension. In this atmosphere, on november 22, 1982, time magazine published an issue with Andropov on the cover. When Smith viewed the edition, she asked her mother: "If people are so afraid of him, why doesn't someone write a letter asking whether he wants to have a war or not?" Her mother replied, "Why don't you?" 6 Samantha Smith was born on June.
Soviet Union, journey to the soviet Union, and later co-starred in the television series. Lime Street, before she was killed at mattress the age of thirteen in the. Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 plane crash on Contents, historical context edit, when Yuri Andropov succeeded, leonid Brezhnev as leader of the soviet Union in november 1982, the mainstream. Western newspapers and magazines ran numerous front-page photographs and articles about him. Most coverage was negative and tended to give a perception of a new threat to the stability of the western world. Andropov had been the soviet Ambassador. Hungary during the 1956 Hungarian revolution and the Chairman of the, kgb from 1967 to 1982; during his tenure, he was known in the west for crushing the Prague spring and the brutal suppression of dissidents, such as Andrei sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. He began his tenure as soviet leader by strengthening the powers of the kgb, and by suppressing dissidents. 2 Andropov declared, "the struggle for human rights was a part of a wide-ranging imperialist plot to undermine the foundation of the soviet state." 3 Much international tension surrounded both soviet and American efforts to develop weapons capable of being launched from satellites in orbit.
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For other people named Samantha Smith, see. Samantha reed Smith (June 29, 1972 august 25, 1985) was an American plan schoolgirl, peace activist, writer and child actress from, manchester, maine, who became famous during the. Cold War between the United States and the. In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to the newly appointed. Cpsu general Secretary, yuri Andropov, and received a personal reply with a personal invitation to visit the soviet Union, which she accepted. Smith attracted extensive media attention in both countries as a ". Goodwill Ambassador becoming known as "America's youngest Ambassador" and subsequently participating in peacemaking activities in Japan. 1, she wrote a book about her visit to the.