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Long after Samantha Smith's death, her Cold War message of peace lives on

In April 1983, 10-year-old Samantha Smith received a letter postmarked from Russia at her hometown post office in Manchester, Maine

M. Kmack (NEWS CENTER Maine)

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Published: 4/26/2018 5:53:56 AM
Updated: 2:31 PM EDT April 26, 2018

We can only wonder if the U.S. and Russia would be on better terms today if Samantha Smith had lived to pursue her dream of forging friendships between the two global superpowers.

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