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    American Vice-president Richard Nixon arrived at Moscow airport July 23 to open the big United States national exhibition in Sokolniki Park the following day.

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    American Vice-president Richard Nixon arrived at Moscow airport July 23 to open the big United States national exhibition in Sokolniki Park the following day.

    Accompanied by the American President's brother Dr Milton Eisenhower, Admiral Rickover and US information chief G.V. Allen, the visitor was received by Soviet First Deputy Premier Koslov 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' ...S.O.F...

    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 the Russian people the sincere goodwill of the American people.

    Nixon said: "I hope everyone I meet here will speak freely with me. We would not be honest if we did not recognize that while only 40 miles of ocean 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 all are dedicated."
    "In view of the destructive power of modern weapons we know that if there is another war there will be no victors, only losers. For the first time since the dawn of civilization, we have reached the point where we must either learn to live together or we will die together. I recognize that this visit will not resolve these differences, but we shall work wholeheartedly to help create a climate of better understanding, in which the policy differences of Governments will not separate or bring into conflict out two people, who want and ought to be friends."
    After opening the exhibition Mr Nixon will visit several Russian cities. He is also due to confer with Mr Khrushchev three times during his ten-day stay.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JGUSG9ZC6AIJYSPCXMP6U5VY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JGUSG9ZC6AIJYSPCXMP6U5VY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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