Soviet Premier's Burma Trip
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Burma as part of a trip around Asia. The country was then under the 'Caretaker' government of General Ne Win. Khrushchev wrote in his memoir that he was very impressed with the welcome he received upon arrival.
Premier Khruschev met with then former Prime Minister U Nu, as well as General Ne Win. President Mahn Win Maung hosted a garden party at Government House and Khrushchev attended as the guest of honour.
During the visits, USSR promised support to Burma as a gesture of goodwill. The agreement was that the Soviets would provide assistance in rebuilding Burmese cities, Rangoon Technological Institute, Inya Lake Hotel and a hospital in Taunggyi and Burma would repay the same amount by supplying rice.
Premier Khrushchev believed that U Nu had been too pro-American and that General Ne Win would lead Burma in a more Marxist and pro-Soviet direction.