Welcome to Episode 10 of Cold War Conversations.
Today we’re moving away from the GDR and Czechoslovakia to the Soviet Union.
Jeremy Poynton was a 16 year old school boy in 1968 when he embarked on a memorable trip by road from Leningrad to Odessa.
He vividly describes a Soviet Union still struggling with poverty and a diverse range of peoples from city dwellers to remote Chechen villagers.
It’s a unique story as Jeremy details his experiences and the sights of a 1960s Soviet Union just as the Prague Spring was being suppressed
I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did, we welcome Jeremy Poynton.
If you could invite three personalities from the cold war period to have a few pints with, who would they be?