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The Real Opportunity Behind the Media Spectacle

By Michael Kimmage

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Historic U.S.-Russian meetings tend to occur outside of Washington and Moscow. Franklin Delano Roosevelt first encountered Joseph Stalin in Tehran. At the end of World War II, they met again at Yalta, a name that would thereafter signify Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Harry Truman’s one and only meeting with Stalin was in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. John F. Kennedy had a shaky meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Geneva, while Ronald Reagan had a memorable collision with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for a frenetically anticipated summit on July 16 in Helsinki. Their encounter—coming amid cascading revelations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, unnerving questions about Trump’s admiration for his Russian counterpart, and U.S.-Russian tensions around the globe—is certain to be a media spectacle. But as its location subtly implies, the real importance of the meeting may have little to do with the theatrics at the top. Unglamorous, largely unnoticed diplomatic processes could prove more consequential. In Helsinki in 1975, the United States, the Soviet Union, and various European powers devised a security architecture for Europe that was controversial at the time but ultimately crucial to the Cold War’s peaceful end. Without the Helsinki Accords, which fostered agreement on Europe’s borders and enshrined a nominal commitment to human rights in the Eastern bloc, the revolutions of 1989 may never have come and almost certainly would not have been as peaceful as they were.

The lessons of that previous U.S.-Russian encounter in Helsinki are worth remembering now. The agreement that resulted involved years of drab, painstaking diplomacy. It required agonizing compromise on both sides. It rested on work rather than optics. Under the shadow of low expectations, a difficult process preceded final success. The summit’s real importance, in other words, had little to do with momentary media spectacle. The same could be true of next week’s Trump-Putin meeting.


Black and white lambskin and leather sneaker boots from Rick Owens featuring a slip-on style, a round toe and a ridged rubber sole.

Designer colour: 91 BLACK WHITE

Made in Italy

Designer Style ID: RU18F1872LNSP

Farfetch ID: 11082491

Size & Fit

Measurement Information

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Centimeters Inches


31 cm
Sole height:
35 cm
33 cm


12.2 in
Sole height:
13.8 in
13 in

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Composition & Care
Outer Composition
Lamb Skin 100%
Sole Composition
Rubber 100%
Lining Composition
Leather 100%
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Designer : Rick Owens

Dark romance and broken beauty fill the collections of Rick Owens, the LA-born master of glamorous grunge (or ‘glunge’ as he calls it). His collections of wearable luxury combined with a rock’n’roll attitude has attracted celebrity fans such as Rihanna, Nicole Richie and Madonna.

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