In 1978, a group of Agriculture Students from the US embarked on a summer exchange program with 4-H to the Soviet Union. They went around various farms, studying the differences, and similarities of Soviet and US farms.
Towards the end of the trip, Anna Feshuk(Soviet, on the left) and Carol Schmidt(American, on the right) “were picking cucumbers at the Saki State Farm. Shy and nervous, Anna wondered aloud if ‘bad things’ would be written about the farm. Cucumber for cucumber, Carol matched her work. Finally Anna produced a scarf and smock for Carol. With a hug she says, ‘Now you look like one of us.’ “
A Soviet veteran of World War II, had told them, “Two mountains will never meet, but people who live on those mountains can meet.” :)