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Vietnam / Blockade-Russian Reaction #463992

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) At White House, President Nixon entertains 2 high-ranking Russians. Russia-United States summit nay take place after all.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Russian trade minister Nikolai Patolichev and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin pay friendly visit to Nixon.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(DC) [DOBRYNIN - refers questions to minute] [PATOLICHEV - says, through interpreter, many things discussed with President, mainly economy problems. Says there were never any doubts about Nixon's visit to Russia. Vietnam mining not discussed.]
REPORTER: Ray Parkus

(DC) Some think Soviet reaction is a delay; they have not decided on definitive course of action. Some think reaction is strong signal meeting is still on.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) President adviser Henry Kissinger says no one knows if summit is on. Soviet statement released condemning mining of North Vietnam harbors, without mentioning summit. Some think private talks underway.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Parkus, Ray;
Valeriani, Richard

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