Khrushchev sent wine to Irish diplomat after shoe incident at UN

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Archives reveal Soviet leader’s gesture of conciliation to chair of session in 1960

It was the most famous shoe-banging in history, and a moment that seemed to symbolise Moscow’s cold war aggression and flouting of diplomatic norms.

Nikita Khrushchev, the first secretary of the Soviet Union’s Communist party, stood at a lectern of the UN general assembly in 1960 and reputedly banged his shoe in fury to hammer home a point.

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