Russians, too, have settled in Iowa. Some Iowans remember when Nikita Kruschev made a controversial visit to Iowa in the 1950s and rode through Perry on his way to Roswell and Elizabeth Garst's farm in Carroll County.
Iowa has much in common with Russia and Eastern Europe. The land is similar and the tradition of agriculture is the same. Despite the debate surrounding Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Iowa, it was a small step toward greater understanding. And today, the conversation among farmers around the globe has expanded and is perhaps more important than ever.
Today Iowa is a sister state to Stavropol Krai, an area made up primarily of small rural communities. this room is named for our Russian neighbors.
The Russian Room is decorated like that of Old Russia. It has been modeled after the dacha, the Russian summerhouse from the early 1800s. The frieze around the room is painted with the Cyrillic Russian alphabet. The windows feature authentic Slavic shawls as window coverings. A Romanoff king bed in the room was hand painted and custom built and featuring some old pillows made from old vestaments. Finally on the north wall of the room you'll see a beautiful painting by Russian artist Oksana Sokolovskaya called "Babuska Knitting".
- King Bed
- Window Seat
- Shower/Tub Combo