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Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia

A home on Townline Rd. was replicated and shown in Moscow in the 1950's as the "Typical American House," New York Magazine reports.

Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia

A documentary filmmaker has discovered a home at 398 Townline Rd. in Commack that was replicated and displayed in Moscow's Sokolniki Park in 1959 as the symbol for the "typical American home," according to New York Magazine.

The replica, dubbed "Splitnik," was split down the middle so tour groups could walk through and view the luxuries enjoyed by the average American family —including GE appliances and furniture from Macy's.

It was also where then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev argued the superiority of their respective economic sytems, an event that becmae known as the "Kitchen Debate."

Read the full story here.

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