In 1983 Samantha Smith, an 11 year-old, began her quest for peace. She, like many children her age, was worried about the possibility of a nuclear war and decided to do something about it. Samantha wrote to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov, first congratulating him on his new job and then asking him if he was going to vote for war. Andropov responded by inviting her to visit the Soviet Union, creating one of the few spaces of communication between the two nations during the Cold War when Samantha and her family accepted the invitation. For more information on Samantha Smith click here.