This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Marlene's 1964 tour of the USSR, where she performed in Moscow and Leningrad.
|Marlene was welcomed to Moscow by a group that included actress Tamara Makarova.|
On her opening night in Moscow, after 15 minutes of curtain calls, she addressed the audience:
"I have loved you for a long time. I love your music, your poetry, your writers and your artists, but most of all I love your soul. You have no lukewarm feeling. You are either sad or happy. I think I have a Russian soul myself."