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Brezhnev Visit / Welcoming Ceremonies #229053

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1973
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(Studio) Summit talks begin with welcoming ceremonies at White House for Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev. Flies from Camp David, MD, to begin talks with Nixon.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) Brezhnev receives 21-gun salute in cordial informal welcome. [NIXON - says expanded arms control based on Moscow summit last year can bring world closer to lasting peace.] [BREZHNEV - says hopes to accomplish Soviet and American desires. To serve interests for future world peace. Some protesters arrested while asking for religious freedom in Russia. At State Department ballerinas picketed, protesting cultural agreement to replace American union dancers with Russian ballerinas for 1974 summer season at Lincoln Center Brezhnev and Nixon begin negotiations immediately after ceremonies. In week hope to negotiate mutual European force reduction, strategic arms limitation agreement, and trade.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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