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Design USA: In Action


1989-1991

The last exhibit to the U.S.S.R., Design USA visited Donetsk, Kishinev, Dushanbe, Alma Alta, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, and Baku before heading to Vladivostok and Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. The exhibit showcased American design concepts found in diverse areas including computer, home, and automotive design. [Also: see Design USA: Getting Ready; Setting Up]

[Photos by Amanda Merullo]

Moscow, Sept. 1989: USIA Director Bruce Gelb cuts the ribbon for Design USA with a Soviet Official, as Exhibits Director Will Jones looks on. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, September 1989]
USIA Director Bruce Gelb cuts the ribbon for Design USA with a Soviet Official, as Exhibits Director Will Jones looks on.
Leningrad, 1989: Visitors line up outside of Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, November 1989]
Visitors line up outside of Design USA.
Moscow, 1989: Russians wait outside Sokolniki Park for the opening of Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Russians wait outside Sokolniki Park for the opening of Design USA.
Leningrad, 1989: Crowds outside of Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Crowds outside of Design USA.
Moscow, 1989: Guide David Markus ,center, translates for American photo specialists and Russian guests at the graphic design stand at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide David Markus (center) translates for American photo specialists and Russian guests at the graphic design stand at Design USA.
1989: Guide Austin Jersild gives demonstration in kitchen section, Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide Austin Jersild gives demonstration in kitchen section, Design USA.
1989: Guide Alan Anderson shows off a Harley Davidson, Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide Alan Anderson shows off a Harley Davidson, Design USA.
1989: Guide Julia Zagachin demonstrates in kitchen section, Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide Julia Zagachin demonstrates in kitchen section, Design USA.
Moscow, 1989: Guide Valerye Strochak shows young Russians toys from America at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide Valerye Strochak shows young Russians toys from America at Design USA.
Moscow, 1989: Director Roland Merullo gives his staff a pep talk at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Director Roland Merullo gives his staff a pep talk at Design USA.
1989: Former guide and Foreign Service officer Mike Hurley ,right, compares notes with Russian Director Gotsulak. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Former guide and Foreign Service officer Mike Hurley (right) compares notes with Russian Director Gotsulak.
1989: Chair design computer program being used by Russian children at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Chair design computer program being used by Russian children at Design USA.
1989: Guide Andrea Rutherford assembles the childrens’ toy section at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide Andrea Rutherford assembles the childrens’ toy section at Design USA.
1989: At the childrens’ toys stand, Guide Valerye Strochak engages a Russian teacher while Kermit the Frog looks on at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
At the childrens’ toys stand, Guide Valerye Strochak engages a Russian teacher while Kermit the Frog looks on at Design USA.
1989: Guide Anna Obolensky interviews audience members at the popular kitchen stand at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo,1989]
Guide Anna Obolensky interviews audience members at the popular kitchen stand at Design USA.
1989: Visitors enjoy the Corvette stand at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo,1989]
Visitors enjoy the Corvette stand at Design USA.
Leningrad, 1989: Staff photo shows the guides from the first guide group for Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Staff photo shows the guides from the first guide group for Design USA.
Leningrad, 1989: Guide David Markus enthralls Russian crowd with a computer demonstration at Design USA. [Photo by Amanda Merullo, 1989]
Guide David Markus enthralls Russian crowd with a computer demonstration at Design USA.

 


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