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 Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Pictures depict the tribes and people of America. People pack the pictures in a box for the visit of the Soviet Union people. Some pictures of the Russian art. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev visits the United States. People on the street to receive him. The U.S. Secretary of State George Pratt Shultz and his wife visit Russia. People greet them. Gorbachev and the U.S. president Ronald Reagan at a summit in Washington DC. Americans at the summit. Animation depicts the merging of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. American rock star Billy Joel and his group perform in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes a piano performance of Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. An exchange program at school level. Soviet children at an American outdoors ropes and climbing activity during an exchange program. The talks held to discuss vital issues in New York. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. The people of the Soviet Union watch an "Information USA" touring exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. A young Russian boy speaks about his interest in American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. Collaboration of the two nations to protect the ozone layer. Officials of the two nations sign an agreement relating to the nuclear power plants. George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurates a system that communicates nuclear dangers. A woman in the communication room. Food grain supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soldiers walk on a street. American journalist Nicholas Daniel disembarks a plane after his release. The view of the American Embassy. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reaga
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.