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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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.
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."