Malachite Box

Malachite box given to President Lyndon B. Johnson by His Excellency Aleksey N. Kosygin
This malachite box was given to President Lyndon B. Johnson by His Excellency Aleksey N. Kosygin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on June 23, 1967, during the Glassboro Summit Conference in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The Glassboro Summit was a meeting to discuss Soviet-US relations. While no specific agreements were made, the general amicable atmosphere, referred to as the "Spirit of Glassboro," was seen to have improved relations.