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Nixon Russia Trip / Moscow Arrival #223070

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon completes 1st day of visit to Soviet Union.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Moscow, USSR ) President Podgorny, Premier Kosygin meet Nixon party at airport. Soviet Communist Party Chairperson Leonid Brezhnev meets with Nixon in Kremlin Palace for 2 hrs. Vietnam may have been discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Podgorny hosts state dinner, toasts to improvement in Soviet-American relations to prevent greater tension in world. President Nixon, in toast, indirectly chides Russia for helping North Vietnam, stressing great powers have great responsibility and so must exercise restraint. Topics of summit listed: strategic arms, trade, space cooperation, medicine, and environmental
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Moscow, USSR ) Nixon arrival reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Moscow, USSR ) Airport reception correct and cordial, but subdued. Soviet President podgorny, Premier Kosygin greet guests. Absence of Brezhnev, number 1 power, noted. (He greeted French President Pompidou in 1970.) Military parade, small crowd on hand. Motorcade to Moscow's center travels fast, perhaps to keep Nixon, reporters from seeing crowds in detail. Nixon stays inside Kremlin. Said pleased with progress of visit so far.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Moscow, USSR ) 1st day of Russian visit ends. Both sides willing to overlook Nevada situation in hope of new era of friendly cooperation between world's 2 most powerful ntns.

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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