Ah, Kruschev, taking his shoe off at the UN podium, pounding his shoe on the podium. There was the misinterpretation, though, and it got a lot of play in the media.
Kruschev said in Russian, "We will see you in your graves." It was widely interpreted into English as, "We will bury you." Big difference at the time.
Nevertheless, the US and Russia have been at odds for a long time, sworn enemies, been trying to divide the planet to the detriment of both. Not a good situation, but sworn enemies tend to lead to a bad situation.