Репрезентация Н. П. Хрущевой на Западе (1959–1964)
The paper considers representations on N. P. Khrushchev in Western countries in the late 1950s – early 1960s. Referring to the analysis of the unpublished documents about plans for Khrushchev’s stay abroad, lists of gifts, photos and videos, the author attempts to identify the features of Khrushchev’s demonstration in Western. Despite the presence of joint representations with N. S. Khrushchev, Nina Petrovna appeared in part of the photographs as an independent person. The lasts were conditioned with her independent activities, for example visits to socially or culturally institutions. Khrushchev was also present in the newsreel, but performed the role of a "silent witness", since there is not a single frame on which she would speak. Nina Petrovna received a large number of gifts from abroad. However, most of them had domestic, not state significance. Therefore, on the one hand, the existence of several formats of representations of the Soviet First Lady indicates a change in the positioning of the Soviet Union abroad. The inclusion of Nina Petrovna in the composition of delegations for trips to foreign countries contributed to the integration of the USSR into the system of international relations, following Western norms of public diplomacy and adapting the role of the spouse of the head of state to the ideas of foreigners about the functions of the First Lady of the country. Nevertheless, the forced "silence" on video and the absence of gifts of national significance indicate Khrushchev's lack of political representativeness.