When William Shatner Took on The Politburo (and Won...)

"Back in June of 1987, as the Cold War was winding down, the World Wildlife Fund and Paramount Pictures organised a public screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Moscow to celebrate the Politburo’s recent decision to ban all commercial whaling activities. It was the first time a Star Trek film had been shown in a Soviet cinema, and in deference to the occasion, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, and Harve Bennett, the film’s producer, decided to hop on a plane and make an appearance."