the BOSTON - Is the 1961. In the heart of the Cold War, the Soviet Union plans to test a nuclear bomb by throwing it on the arctic circle. The president of the United States, John F. Kennedy , receives the letter to Michelle Rochon, an 8 years old, of Marine City, Michigan. Is concerned for the most famous resident of the North Pole.
please, stop the russians from bombing the North Pole. They Will Kill Santa Claus".
The short but reassuring response that Jfk gave then to the small Rochon is exhibited this month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. "Don't worry about Santa Claus," wrote the president on 28 October 1961. "Yesterday I spoke with him and he is okay. Will do it again his rounds this Christmas."
Kennedy adds that he has shared his concern for the test of the Soviet Union: "Not only for the North Pole but for Countries throughout the world; not only for Santa Claus but for people all over the world".
The small Rodon has become big and is called Phillips. Would never have thought that his letter would have been met with much fanfare, as happened at the time. "I was just worried about Santa Claus," she told the Boston Globe.
Two days after Kennedy wrote his letter, on the 30th of October 1961 at 11:32 (according to the Moscow time), the soviets dropped the Bomb Czar (Tsar Bomba, or RDS-220), the most powerful bomb to the hydrogen ever experienced. Hit the bay Mitjušicha, on the island of Novaja Zemlja, north of the arctic circle. The pressure of the outbreak reached a peak six times that of Hiroshima, the "mushroom" the height of 64 kilometers and the flash was seen, a thousand kilometres away. The shock wave destroyed the wooden houses of districts, places hundreds of kilometers away and
damaged the tax in the wood of the houses up in Finland. In official statements, exchanged between the United States and the Soviet Union, no one gestured more to Santa Claus.
"The Republic will fight always in defense of the freedom of information, to its readers and to all those who have at heart the principles of democracy and civil coexistence"
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