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.
U.S. President Richard M. Nixon after being elected President of the United States. President Nixon's trip to China and bilateral talks with Prime Minister Chou En Lai. Nixon commending his translator. U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Kissinger aboard Air Force One. He talks about Nixon's impact on international politics. Nixon in Russia with Soviet Premiere Nicolai Brezhnev. Brezhnev signs a treaty to limit nuclear arms. Nixon directly addresses Russian people on television. Nixon lays a wreath for Russians who died in the war. Civilians and buildings in Moscow. Women and children on Russian streets. A large crowd cheers and the U.S. Congress applauds as President returns to the United States from China. Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol with RFK Stadium visible behind it. The Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline from the air. Richard Nixon walks on a sea shore. From a pro-Nixon "documentary" called "Portrait of a President" about President Richard Nixon. Released during his 1972 reelection campaign.
Inside the main cabin of the President Nixon's VC-137C airplane, Spirit of 76 (Air Force One) during flight from Salzburg, Austria, to Moscow Russia, on May 22, 1972. Brief glimpse of National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger. Views of Press Secretary, Ronald Ziegler. Airborne Press center. Some members of the White House Press Corps filing reports. One is dictating into a hand-held recording device. Some passengers resting.