The Kitchen Debate
24th July 1959.
Khruschchev vs Nixon battle it out to decide whos kitchens were better, Capitalist kitchens or the Communist Kitchen!
Date: 25th Feb 2014
Paddy Murphy as Nikita Khrushchev
Paul Clifton as Richard Nixon
special thanks to
Tony for use of his kitchen and the sandwiches he provided
The Kitchen Debate was a series of impromptu exchanges between then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow on July 24, 1959. For the exhibition, an entire house was built that the American exhibitors claimed anyone in America could afford. It was filled with labor-saving and recreational devices meant to represent the fruits of the capitalist American consumer market. The debate was recorded on color videotape and Nixon made reference to this fact; it was subsequently rebroadcast in both countries.