Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

August 3, 2008


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Paris, May, 1960: Having been given a large bouquet of flowers by children welcoming him to Paris' Orly Field, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was faced with the dilemma of what to do with them. The solution? Quickly hand them off to Defense Minister Rodion Y. Malinovsky, defender of Stalingrad, Hero of the Soviet Union and former member of the Supreme Soviet.