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Nixon Russia Trip / Moscow Arrival #464176

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1972
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(Moscow, USSR ) President Nixon elated at beginning visit in Soviet Union. Kremlin, seat of Soviet government, is Nixon's residence in Moscow. He met with Soviet Communist Party Leader Leonid Brezhnev today. President Press Secretary Ron Zeigler says conversation, lasting 2 hrs., was friendly and businesslike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Moscow, USSR ) President motorcade covers 18 mile from airport at high speed. Nixons stay at palace where Czars used to stay. President Nixon, Soviet President Podgorny, and Premier Kosygin drink toasts. American flag flies over Kremlin for lst time. Official dinner features caviar pancakes, venison, roast pheasant. Podgorny toasts to friendly relations between United States and Russia, but not at expense of North Vietnam. Nixon says summit will mark beginning of new age in relationship between 2 great and powerful ntns.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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