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Nixon Visits Moscow

Author: Tamara Eidelman
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

May/June 2012
Page 19   ( 3 pages)

Summary: In 1972, Richard Nixon became the first sitting president to visit the Soviet Union. Another decade of Brezhnevian decline was to follow...

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Weblinks related to this story:

  • Nixon and Brezhnev's Wild Ride A film clip (from Final Days) dramatizing Brezhnev's kidnapping of Nixon at Camp David and the ensuing wild ride in Brezhnev's new Lincoln.
  • Part 2 of the Nixon-Khruschev Interview More great exchanges between these two skilled debaters.
  • The Kitchen Debates Great interview of Nixon and the ever ebullient Khrushchev in Moscow. A great open public exchange between them. Best line by Khrushchev, "What did I agree do?" Nixon: "From the way you talk and the way you dominate the conversation, you would have made a good lawyer yourself."