The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Wyeth family artwork being packed in boxes for a visit to the Soviet Union. Various paintings being packed up. In exchange, some Russian paintings and artwork seen that will be displayed in America. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States during Glasnost efforts. People on the streets in what appears to be New York or possibly Washington DC are surprised when he exits his motorcade to shake hands directly with American citizens gathered on the sidewalks.The U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife visiting Soviet Georgia and being greeted by Soviet citizens. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan side by side at a summit in Washington DC. They stand together on the White House lawn as a band plays. Animation depicts the sharing of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. View of American rock star Billy Joel and his band performing at a concert in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. A Moiseyev Dance Company folk troupe from Russia performing a dance in the United States. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes views of a piano performance by Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. Several Russian school children pose for pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Soviet teenage children enjoy a elevated ropes course in an outdoor program. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. A group of Soviet citizens view a touring "Information USA" exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. They view the program on an array of television monitors. A young Russian boy speaks in Russian about his interest in learning about American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. The astronauts open a connecting hatch and shake hands. Narrator describes collaboration of the two nations to monitor and study the depleting ozone layer of the earth and how to protect it. A man is shown sunbathing. Officials of the America and the Soviet Union sign an agreement relating to sharing information about safety of nuclear power plants. Soviet representatives and George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurate a new communication system that communicates nuclear dangers between the two countries. A woman in the communication room. Food grain pouring from a harvester, part of what is supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soviet soldiers walking on a street in Afghanistan in front of a shop. Arrested American journalist Nicholas Daniloff disembarks an aircraft after his release. View of the exterior of the American Embassy in Russia. U.S. marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree being escorted under guard after having been accused of collaborating in a Soviet spy mission at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Scene inside a Voice of America radio broadcast studio. Sign indicates it is broadcasting in Russian. Close up of meter moving on a radio instrument during the broadcast. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing before their visit to the Soviet Union. A group of Soviet citizens including men, women and children walking outdoors. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony on the White House grounds on December 8, 1987.
U.S. President Richard Nixon boards U.S. Air Force One ("The Spirit of 76")for his visit to the Soviet Union. The motorcade of President Nixon on the roads of Moscow. Posters of Vladimir Lenin on the roads. Soviet Premiere Leonid Brezhnev and other leaders welcome Nixon and other delegates. Dignitaries, including Nixon, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev, during a state dinner. Various agreements signed during the visit, including one to sell grain to the USSR. Shots of a combine harvesting wheat in the United States. Nixon and Dr. Henry Kissinger confer at the White House. Nixon and Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty to limit nuclear arms on May 26. The President addresses directly the people of the Soviet Union on May 28. Footage shows Nixon laying a wreath at the cemetery for the dead from the siege of Leningrad during World War 2. Various shots of young Soviets as Nixon explains the story of Tanya Savicheva, a 12 year old girl who kept a diary describing the siege of Leningrad. A photo of Tanya is seen. The U.S. Congress welcomes and cheers for President Nixon. From a pro-Nixon "documentary" called "The Nixon Years: Change Without Chaos" covering President Richard Nixon's first four years in office. Released during his 1972 reelection campaign.
View of forward compartment in President Nixon's C-137C, Boeing 707, named The Spirit of 76, (Air Force One) as it is flying him and his party to Moscow, Soviet Union, for a visit on May 22, 1972. Pilot, copilot, Navigator, and Flight Engineer are at their respective stations. The pilot, U.S. Air Force Colonel Ralph Albertazzie, is looking at an aeronautical chart and talking with his navigator.
Three clocks show time in Washington, DC, local, and destination (Moscow). National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger seen with members of his staff. White House Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman huddles with his assistant, Dwight Chapin and another staff person. Radio messages being transmitted from the aircraft communication center. Controls and displays shown at various flight crew positions in the cockpit.
Views from the motorcade of President Nixon and Mrs. Nixon as they make their way from the airport to the city of Moscow, Soviet Union, on May 22, 1972. The motorcade proceeds along a very wide divided boulevard. American and Soviet flags adorn the lamp posts. Many Moscovites line the sidewalks to watch the motorcade. A large hammer and Sickle display and a large poster of Vladimir Lenin are seen in the center strip of the boulevard. Security guards all along the route of the motorcade. The motorcade enters the Kremlin walls and proceeds to the Armory Palace, where it enters through the iron gates into the courtyard.
The US-USSR Moscow Summit on Human rights in Moscow, Soviet Union. U.S. president Ronald Reagan speaks on issues relating to Human rights. Other officials seated in front. He speaks about the right to immigrate and travel. View of the Kremlin in Moscow. U.S. Secretory of State George Pratt Shultz speaks about strategic arms reductions in light of the weapons race. The White house press secretary Marlin Fitzwater at a press conference. The board reads 'Department of State'. Exteriors of the building. View of protesters permitted to demonstrate in the Soviet Union indicating some improvement in conditions. In Washington DC, citizens march on streets demonstrating for the freedom of Soviet Jews. The soviet scholar Peter Reddaway speaks about the reforms and highlights reforms and changing Soviet policy on open-ended internment of mental health patients. People pray inside a church in the Soviet Union. George Weigel, the president of the James Madison Foundation, speaks of importance of religious freedom in the Soviet union on a news panel. Weigel states that religious freedom is a key test of Glasnost and Perestroika. Exterior view of the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family under construction in Washington DC, built by Ukrainian American Catholics. People in the Soviet Union protest, marching on a street and holding signs and pickets. A large military parade in the Soviet Union in Red Square.