#25 Khrushchev's Dilemma, Tashkent, 1961

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Creation Date: 
1961
Exhibition: 
Dmitri Baltermants

"Khruschev's Dilemma, Tashkent," 1961
Gelatin silver print
Stamped in English and Russian on verso
7 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches

Following Khrushchev’s 1959 trip to the United States, where he saw field after field of maturing corn, his enthusiasm for the virgin land project grew. His dilemma: he would have to continue with the project in areas too dry to grow corn, or he would have to abandon the unsuccessful venture. Either way, his reputation would suffer.