The Communist leader certainly looked pretty taken aback, on a visit to the Hunterston Power Station, when fitter's mate Robert Shaw asked for his autograph.
You can just imagine the conversation: "Haw, tovarich! Ony chance of getting your moniker?"
Kosygin had already caused a kerfuffle in Glasgow when, much to his bodyguards' horror, he decided to go on an impromptu walkabout in George Square. Luckily for him, most Glaswegians were delighted to see him and shake his hand.
He ended the day by going to a Kilmarnock vs Rangers game at Rugby Park, where the fans treated him to a traditional Scottish sight, a fully-fledged pitch invasion.