Russia / Soviet Union

Sep. 09, 1955 - Soviet Ambassador to London switches on the Blackpool Illuminations.: Mr. Jacob Malik the Soviet Ambassador to London performed the ceremony of switching on the Blackpool illuminations - of 350,000 coloured lights - during the week-0end, after which he was presented with a stick of Blackpool Rock - with the name ''J.M. Malik, U.S.S.R.'' running right through. Photo shows Mr. Malik switched on the Blackpool Lights. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/