• Short Summary

    American Vice-President Richard Nixon arrived at Moscow airport July 23 for the opening the next day of the big United States national exhibition in Sokolniki Park.

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    American Vice-President Richard Nixon arrived at Moscow airport July 23 for the opening the next day of the big United States national exhibition in Sokolniki Park.

    Accompanied by the President's brother Dr Milton Eisenhower, Vice-Admiral Rickover and US information chief G.V. Allen, the visitor was received by Soviet First Deputy Prosier Keslov and a group of officials.

    At the airport where the stars and stripes were flying alongside hammer-and-sickle flags the American Vice-President delivered a message of peace and friendship, while Soviet Premier Khrushchev - returned from Poland the same day - was making a caustic Sport Palace speech attacking "American imperialists".

    Mr Nixon referred to his impending meetings with Soviet leaders and his hope of conveying to thee Russian people the sincere goodwill of the American people.

    He said: "I hope everyone I most here will speak freely with me. We would not be honest if we did not recognize that while only 40 miles of cozen separates our new state of Alaska from the territory of the Soviet Union, and while the travel time between Moscow and New York is now less than 10 hours, there are grave and serious problems which divide us - differences which, if not resolved, could endanger the peace to which we are all dedicated."
    After opening the exhibition Mr Nixon will visit several Russian cities. He is also due to confer with Mr Khrushchev three times during his ton-day stay.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IYX3KSWY0TVMBF80FXS29VKT
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IYX3KSWY0TVMBF80FXS29VKT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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