At Moscow airport July 23 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived back from his tea-day official visit to Poland where he inspected industrial centres in the disputed western territories, attended National Day in Warsaw and altogether "found complete unanimity of views".
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SV.PAN.Officials walk out to greet Khruschev.
LV. Khrushchev greeted by officials.
SV.PAN.Children present flowers.
SV. Khrushchev with bouquet.
SV. Khrushchev with officials.
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SV. Khrushchev jokes with children.
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Background: At Moscow airport July 23 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived back from his tea-day official visit to Poland where he inspected industrial centres in the disputed western territories, attended National Day in Warsaw and altogether "found complete unanimity of views".
Khrushchev left the airport in a black limousine for the Russian capital's Palace of Sport where he spoke at a Polish-Soviet Friendship meeting.
While American Vice-President Richard Nixon was landing at the airport with a massage of peace, prior to the opening the next day of the American national exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Khrushchev launched a vociferous attack on the United States, complaining in challenging terms of an officially hold prayer campaign new taking place in America for the "liberation of Communist peoples".
Khrushchev said that this campaign - approved by Congress - was being held precisely when a relaxation of international tension was noticeable and when prospects of better Soviet-American relations were visible.
He added: "Thus, on the one hand, they send us across the ocean prominent leaders ... and open an exhibition in Moscow to which they send their Vice-President, while on the other hand they proclaim in the United States some kind of captive nations week. This shows that certain circles are guided not by reason but by fear of the growing forces of the new world."
"Imperialists understand liberation differently. They consider only those countries to be free where monopolists can rob the people unpunished and where the exploiters are in no way responsible for their anti-popular actions."
Khrushchev's rambling diatribe followed the opening July 22 of a hastily announced "First Traditional Moscow Fair" and the publication in Pravda of bitter criticism directed against American foreign policy - attempts to weaken the expected influence on the Russian public of the American national exhibition.