U.S. President Richard Nixon on his historic tour to the Soviet Union signs various treaties with Premiere Leonid Brezhnev.
United States USA Date:1972, May 26 Duration:5 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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