Kermit and John Denver in Russia

Kermit and John Denver in Russia

In 1985, John Denver played eleven concerts on tour in Russia. During that time, Jim Henson was in the country filming an episode of The World of Puppetry with Sergei Obraztsov.

Donna Hartman, wife of the American Ambassador to Russia, produced a performance by Denver at the American Embassy, during which Kermit the Frog appeared. Kermit and Denver sang "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and were presented official t-shirts of the American Marines in Moscow.