The foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, with Mao Zedong at its head, was greeted with mixed emotions by Soviet Russia. Josef Stalin was eager to preserve his place as the leader of world Communism. When Mao came to Moscow in December 1949, he was made to wait six days for an appointment in the Kremlin. Well aware that he was being insulted, Mao yelled at his Soviet minder … what?

Answer: ‘Don’t you know, I’ve come to do more than eat and s**t’ (emit waste solids from the body through evacuation)

Source: Russia – The Wild East – A History by Martin Sixsmith

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