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Nixon Russia Trip / Poland #464379

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1972
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(Studio) Tomorrow President Nixon leaves Tehran, Iran, for Warsaw, Poland. Reception expected to be friendly, but Polish officials hope not too friendly.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Warsaw, Poland) Nixon will lay wreath at tomb of Polands Unknown Soldier. Any big display of Polish affection for United States President annoys Russians. President will tour Warsaw's old city, but few Poles will see him as streets will be blocked for security reasons. Main cathedral is headquarters of other government in Poland - the Catholic Church - which has tried to maintain independence from Communist Party President would like to meet Cardinal Wyszynski, but Polish officials would consider it a hostile gesture. Reception will be friendlier than expected due to success of US-Soviet summit, covered extensively in Polish newspapers. Visit thought political to win Polish votes in American Vietnam also a sore subject in Poland. Poles hope for increased trade with US.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Coverage of Nixon arrival in Poland announced.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Burrington, David;
Utley, Garrick

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