#25 Khrushchev's Dilemma, Tashkent, 1961

Go back to Dmitri Baltermants
Inquire about this photo
Please enter your name, email address and any questions you have about this photo.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Creation Date: 
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.