• Short Summary

    American Vice-President Richard Nixon - arrived in Moscow July 23 for a ten-day official visit to the Soviet Union - paid courtesy calls at the Kremlin July 24.

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    American Vice-President Richard Nixon - arrived in Moscow July 23 for a ten-day official visit to the Soviet Union - paid courtesy calls at the Kremlin July 24.

    Accompanied by the President's brother Dr Milton Eisenhower and US Ambassador Thompson, Mr Nixon called on President of the Supreme Soviet Voroshilov.

    Later he saw Soviet Premier Khrushchev and handed him a message of greeting from President Eisenhower. In his message the American President recalled his visit to Moscow in 1945 as Supreme Commander of the Western armies in Europe, adding: "We must acknowledge that differences in Governmental policies have created rifts in our wartime alliance. This fact has saddened me greatly, particularly because it is so unnecessary."
    A far less conciliatory note was struck later the same day in heated exchanges between Khrushchev and Nixon as they went round the American national exhibition in Sokolniki Park before the opening ceremony.

    In a 16-minute public argument, with Russian workmen cheering every apparent point in their Premier's favour, Nixon found himself tackled on subjects ranging from washing machines to nuclear weapons and foreign bases.

    Eventually both politicians agreed that everything had been said in fun. At the official opening of the exhibition, the brisk battle of words was followed by a show of Soviet-American cordiality which reached its climax when Khrushchev invited President Eisenhower visit Russia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QEP4L6S5N89HRXRH7CMB2RQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QEP4L6S5N89HRXRH7CMB2RQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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